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I have just recieved a letter from mr Dearborn collector of Boston informing me he had forwarded to your office 3. boxes of wine from Marseilles, noting the amount of duties & freight at 17. D 05. c this sum I have requested Capt Peyton to remit to him immediately and to pay any additional expences incurr and the object of the present letter is to ask the favor of you to have the boxes...
Your favor of Sep. 24. came duly to hand, and I return you my thanks for your attention to the sheep mr Jarvis has been so kind as to send me. I consider them as a most valuable acquisition, and should have sent for them sooner; ere now had the state of our river permitted it, that being the safest mode of bringing them. should that not give the opportunity within a few days, I shall send a...
The stage calling at our door three days a go I sent by it a part of the South American loaf of sug ar to be deposited in your office . the merchants having often occasion to call there will have opportunities of seeing it, which I presume was the object in sending it to me. but neither price, place, nor person have been mentioned, it is but a blind indication. I salute you with esteem and...
I recieved last night your favor of the 19 th and now inclose you a letter from mr Hackley our Consul at Cadiz which will give you all the information I possess relative to the small bundle which is the subject of your letter. if you will be so good as to deliver it to mr Gibson he will pay any duties or other expences to which it is liable and will forward it to me. with thanks for the...
I thank you, dear Sir, for your kindness in recieving the consignment and notifying the arrival of my books. the invoice had come to my hands a few days before in a letter from mr Rush our Minister at London. this I now inclose with the request to deliver the box to Col o Peyton, who will be so kind as to pay the duty & other expences and forward them to me by waggon or boat whichever first...
A person in England engaged as a professor for our University, writes to enquire of me whether he shall have to pay duty on his books on arrival here, and that if he has, he shall be obliged to leave most of them. altho these books are not the property of the University, they will be employed for their use and will be a real loss to it. and so far too they are within the equity of the...
Having ordered nothing from England, and no information of any thing destined for me from that country, I am totally ignorant of the contents of the box which is the subject of your letter of the 3d. inst. I must pray you therefore to have it opened & delivered to mr Jefferson for me, who will pay the duty according to valuation. on recieving information of the contents, from either yourself...
M r Dearborn Collector of Boston writes me that he had recieved for me a small parcel of grass seeds (Lupinella) sent me by mr Appleton our Consul at Leghorn , which he should forward to you by a Coaster in a few days. I will ask the favor of you to deliver them when recieved to Mess rs Gibson & Jefferson who will pay whatever is due on them, and f will
Th: Jefferson prents his compliments to Maj r Gibbons and his thanks for his attention to the box of seeds sent him from the Royal garden of Paris, which he has now safely recieved. it is a trust committed to him annually by the Directors of that garden to be passed on to some of the botanical gardens of our country. within the course of a couple of years he hopes to have these missions...