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David Gelston to Thomas Jefferson, 31 August 1816

From David Gelston

New York August 31. 1816.

Dear Sir,

I have received bill of lading &ca enclosed, but have no invoice, if you can furnish the invo it will save much trouble—when completed I shall forward the case to Richmond—

Very truly & sincerely your’s

David Gelston

RC (MHi); mistakenly endorsed by TJ as received 17 Aug. 1816. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to George Cabell, 1 May 1817, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello”; franked; postmarked New York, 31 Aug. Recorded in SJL as received 17 Sept. 1816.

For the enclosed bill of lading &ca, see David Bailie Warden to TJ, 14 July 1816. The 30 May 1816 invoice for TJ’s recent book purchase from de Bure Frères is printed above at Warden to TJ, 12 July 1816.

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  • de Bure Frères (Paris firm); TJ purchases books from search
  • Gelston, David; and books for TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; purchases from de Bure Frères (Paris firm) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; Invoice from de Bure Frères search