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I should not so often intrude, Sir, on your time, if the circuitous route I am compell’d to adopt, render’d less uncertain the conveyance of letters to the U’States, for all direct communication, has long since been suspended.—On intimation being given me that exequaturs under the new government would be requir’d from the foreign Consuls here, I applied to mr Armstrong, to know what steps I...
I had the honor of addressing you on the 24th. of December by the ship Minerva Captn. McCray for New York, covering at the same time a letter from Mr. Mazzei since which, I have received the garden: seeds from Malta I then mentioned, and now forward them herewith. I have not receiv’d any particular directions as to their cultivation, but I am told generally that the fruits they produce are of...
I had the honor of addressing you on the 20th of March by the ship Piomingo to the care of Mr. Gelston Collector for New York, and forwarding by the same conveyance the Montepulciano wine you had directed.—it was likewise accompanied with some Vine-cuttings, and a treatise on the cultivation of them, both of which were presented me by Mr. Lastri Director of the King’s gardens, and President of...
I receiv’d on the 14 th of the present month, your letter under date of the 18 th of May.—I have explain’d, with the utmost precision, both by letter, and di Viva Voce, to the Sculptor, all the dimensions for your eight chimney-peices, and I have no doubt, you will find them corresponding with your instructions.—Seven will be made of the best common Marble; and one of the large size, will be...
I had the honor of receiving your Excellency’s letter of July 29th. The absence from Town of the Director of the Customs has prevented my replying till this time. The result of my inquiries is thus. That the Arret in which is Clas’d the SpermaCæti candles, after enumerating the duties upon a great variety of merchandize, there is then article which says that all foreign merchandize of whatever...
Your letter of the 11 th of June, reach’d me on the 4 th of Sept r at the Same time I reciev’d from Samuel Williams of London, an exchange on this place, on account of the capitels, and for yourself, which produc’d here, in Spanish dollars, One thousand three hundred & Seven & 75 cts of which, 444. are carried to the credit of your private account, and the balance to the credit of the...
By the ship June (Captn. McCarthy) which left this port for Baltimore on the 21st. of march, I sent to the care of Mr. Christie the collector, to be convey’d to you, four cases containing 350. bottles of montepulciano wine, which I have good reason to believe, will prove at least equal to that I sent about two years since.—I now enclose the account of cost, which I was unable to do by Capt....
The departure of a vessel for the U: States , in the course of an hour, allows me only the time to say, that I have just return’d from paying the last tribute of affection, to my inestimable friend, m r mazzei , who died yesterday in Pisa — The first symptoms of his disorder, appear’d about a week since, by an erisipola on his legs, which it seems, his physicians were unable to prevent...
Early in the present month, I convey’d, by the Brig adeline , Capt n Jenkins for Baltimore , a letter to you from M r Mazzei .—He has now requested me to forward the duplicate, by which you will perceive, he is desirous of Receiving the whole amount for which his house & lot in Richmond was sold, suggesting that a much greater interest can be obtain’d in
I believe, Sir, that the last time I had the honor of addressing you, it was on the Subject of the bust of General Washington modell’d by Cerracchi . I had, in vain, long sought this bust at your Request, when finally I discover’d that m r Lee , Consul at Bordeaux was the owner of it; at which place Cerracchi disembark’d from America , previous to his fatal journey to Paris
You will doubtless remember, Sir, that some time since you instructed me to purchase of Madame Cerachi, the bust in gesso of Genl. Washington, if in her possession; and which was taken by her husband while in the U:States.—The result of my inquiry then was, that she had dispos’d of it to mr Cacauld the late french ambassador at Rome; and who had carried it with him to Paris—From that period...
Thomas Jefferson, of monticello, to Th: Appleton of Leghorn—D r 1825 June To a piedestal of white statuary marble Dollars Agreeably to instructions to Gia o Raggi 40. — To care, freight from Carrara duties & porterage 6. — 46 — D r Thomas Jefferson in acco t
My last letter to you, Sir, was in date, of the 10 th of the present month, conveying duplicates of the legal Attestations of the death of m r mazzei ; and which were forwarded by the Brig Silk-worm , Capt: Parker Burnham for Boston .— I then, likewise, mention’d that owing to the failure in quality, of the wine of montepulciano
I greatly regret it was not in my power, to comply with your wishes, that your chimney-mantles might be Sent, by a different vessel, from that which carries the bases & the paving squares; but there was no other vessel in port, at the time.—I have mention’d to M r Thompson, the Collector, those cases which are for your private account, and they are so mark’d, that there can arise no...
By the ship Heroine Capt Smith for Boston , I have address’d to the care of mr. Dearborn , the collector, a bag containing about half a bushel of Lupinella grass-seed; requesting he would give it, the earliest conveyance to you.—it was my intention, to have sent it by a vessel bound to one of the southern ports, but having chang’d her destination for another part of Europe , I am compell’d to...
By the Ship Jane Captn. McCarthy, which sail’d from hence on the 20. of march for Baltimore, I sent to the care of mr Christie collector for that port, three hundred & fifty bottles of Montepulciano wine, to be by him convey’d to you. I hope it has been found excellent of its kind, as the last vintage in that part of Tuscany was uncommonly good; and it was shipp’d for America at a Season, when...
Thomas Jefferson of Monticello, to Th: Appleton of Leghorn—D r 1825 Dollars June To 10 corinthian capitels of 324/10 inches diminished diameter @ Doll rs 550 each. 5500. — To 2 half d o for pilasters @ 290. each 580. — T.J 6080. — 38 @ 61– Charges—
I had the honor, Sir, to write you very fully, on the 17 th of October by Raggi and in which, I explain’d the impediments thrown in the way, by jealousy and other unworthy passions, to retard the completion of the capitals.—they would have been sent in December, as I then assur’d you, but owing to the most boisterous winter, experienc’d probably in 50 years the vessel which has now brought...
Your favor of the 10 th of July, I receiv’d on the 10 th of September. The Capitels of the columns, must have reach’d you, within a very few days after the date of your letter, and I hope without accident, and with the Approbation of the directors; for no pains were spar’d in their execution, or in the Solidity of the cases & packing. Not having receiv’d any letter from you, since the one...
I had the honor of addressing you on the 20 th of march, announcing the death of m r mazzei .— my next, was in date of the 15 th of April, conveying to you the legal Attestations of his decease, with other Relative documents; indeed, it was a letter of unpardonable length.—I wrote again on the 10 th of may following, inclosing duplicates relating to the deceas’d.— also on the 30 th of the Same...
I receiv’d on the 5 th of October, your letter of the 10 th & 11. of August—the bill you remitted to M r Williams, was duly paid, and which produced here Doll: 504 . from which sum, I have paid M r & Mad: Pini. Doll r 444. as by their receipt now inclos’d, and this leaves a balance, to your credit of Dollars. Sixty.—All my little money—concerns, had for many years, pass’d through the hands of...
The unexpected departure of the Brig. Free Ocean Capt: Bartholomew , this day for Phil a together with many avocations for the Squadron of Com o Stewart now here, allows me only the time to say, that I have shipp’d on board the above mention’d vessel, two Cases cont’g 84 bottles of montepulciano wine, which exactly balances, what you term the “ atom ,” after paying mad me mazzei .— It is...
The tranquility of Sicily is restored, by the Surrender of Palermo to the neapolitan arms; the low populace have been disarm’d, & the factious leaders have been Sent to Naples .—The attitude of the Kingdom of Naples , is imposing in the highest degree—the Capital has a well-organiz’d national guard of 30,000–men, commanded by tried & experienc’d officers—the provinces are guarded by two or...
14 June 1825— Massimiliano Ravenna Sculptor Carrara D r To cash p’d him at different times agreeably to his drafts on me, & are in file; & agreeably to his receipt in full, of all demands, to this day for Capitels, Bases, Squares, of marble & a piedestal for m r Jefferson & c & for ballance of former acco ts for Capitels for m r Jefferson as ⅌ acco t in files } franc i Pls 49 82
Thos. Jefferson. President of the U: States. To a Case of Liquors Sent him by the Ship Two friends Capt. Williams to the Care of G: Christie Collector of Sd. Port— P[ods] Vizt. 10 half bottles of menti paparitide @ 4— 40
my last respects to you, Sir, were under date of the 15 th of January , by the brig Eliza , bound to Petersburg, virginia ; and by which conveyance, I sent you, and to the care of the Collector , a bag of Bologna hemp-seed, in which, were also, four little packages of the white gentili grain of Tuscany , which I sincerely hope, will find a congenial climate in your part of America .— The
Rouen, 17 July 1788 . Director of customs at Rouen has ruled that “refin’d Spermacœti could not be refus’d” under second article of Arrêt, but that “he Conceived it impossible Candles could ever be included” and that, “as having never been particulariz’d in any previous arret they must be” subject to the 5% ad valorem duty levied on all foreign merchandise not enumerated. On examining candles,...
The last favor I receiv’d from you, was your billet of the 29 th of June , covering the quadruplicate of exchange for 2362.50 francs, which, however, was So burnt, by the purification of Gibralter , or Spain , as to have intirely consum’d the name of the drawer; it was, fortunately, of no import, as the first had been already paid.—allow me to recommend, to Send your letters, either through...
I am happy to inform you that Mr: Mazzei is absolutely recover’d from the violent fever under which he suffer’d when I last wrote you.—When I saw him his physicians had given up all hope of his recovery, but to the general astonishment of every one, in three days he was in a State of convalescence. Every medical aid was afforded him, but my own opinion is, that he is indebted for his recovery...
Paris, 12 Dec. 1790 . From late arrangements made relative to the manufactory at Rouen, his residence there in future will be unnecessary. He requests TJ’s support in his application as consul at Lisbon. “The great commerce which exists between the United States and Portugal has Decided my establishment there (if the appointment can be obtained). The position Appears the most eligible and the...
My last letter of the 22 nd of June, was Sent by the Brig Tamworth, Capt. Hamor, for Boston.—by that vessel, I shipp’d 24 cases: containing ten whole, & ten half capitels, to the care of H. Dearborne, Collector, to be convey’d to you.—By the Ship Caroline, Thomas Farmer master, for, new York, I shipp’d in may, all the bases & the paving Squares, to the care of Jonathan Thompson Collector, to...
My last respects, Sir, were under date of the 23 d of August , inclosing the receipt of m r & mad: Pini for the year’s interest paid to them, by the remittance made by you in may last, through m r Vaughan . — A few days Since, I receiv’d letters from the two Raggis, expressing their great contentment at their reception at monticello : all their letters have been deliver’d at Carrara .—a vessel...
In my last letter of the 10 th of november , I inform’d you, Sir, that I had engag’d the two architects, Jacob & Michael Raggi , and would be convey’d by the first vessel to the U:S —for all their qualifications, either in relation to their profession, or to their morality, I refer you to that very ample letter .— they are embark’d on board the Brig Strong Captain Concklin for Baltimore ; and
About five years since I requested my brother in law Samuel Emery of Philadelphia to make enquiry for a certain Carlo Bellini, a tuscan by birth, and who left this country nearly forty years ago for Virginia.—By information he rec’d from you Sir; it appear’d, that this person was then professor of languages in St. Mary’s college, and a short time after, a letter was handed me from Bellini...
On the receipt of your letter of the 9 th of October, by the way of London, inclosing one for m r Pini, I wrote him, requesting him to call on me, the first time, he should come to Leghorn, for I was unwilling, to hazard it by post, or even private hands.—accordingly a few days since, he came to my house, when I deliver’d to him your letter, which he requested me to interpret—I then fully &...
I receiv’d the letter which you did me the honor to write of the 20th. and have agreeably reship’d the candles. The Captain of the Vessel immediately upon his Arrival in Port enter’d his Cargo at the Custom House in which was included the Case. Altho’ I knew this circumstance Yet as it had it not been landed, I concluded no duties would be demanded indeed the officer coincided with me in...
The two letters you did me the honor to write under date of the 5th and 13th of July last, have lately reached my hands.—In the course of a month an opportunity will present for Baltimore, by which conveyance I shall reply particularly to both, and likewise ship the Wine you are desirous to obtain, as that quality can only be procured at florence. By the same vessel you will receive, Sir, a...
I now inclose you some letters for the Raggis, as I have learnt from their own hands, of their Safe arrival, and the kind reception they found at monticello .—the younger Raggi, intimates in his letter to me, his desire, that the brother he left behind, may accompany his wife to the U:S. where he would find employ in your Service.—should you have occasion for one or more Sculptors, they can...
Your letter in date of 18 th of July 1816, with its inclosure , reach’d my hands only on the 23 d of June last ; and that of the 1 st of August of the present year, was deliver’d me on the first of November — In the former letter you say, you know not where the undertaker of the propos’d life of m r
By the desire of Mr. Mazzei I have shipped on board the schooner Dolphin Capt. Williams for Philadelphia, one case of Vine cuttings. and four small boxes of strawberry-plants, which I have directed to the care of Mr. Muhlenburg Collector of that port; to be forwarded to you.—I have enjoined on the captain a very particular attention to the plants, which he has obligingly promised me to...
The unexpected departure of a vessel in the course of the day, Affords me but a short time to reply to your letter of 15 th of feb y receiv’d by me on the 5 th of may ; — at the same time, I receiv’d a bill of exch a from m r Vaughan , on Paris , which produc’d here, precisely four hundred dollars, and has been paid equally between the wives of
my last letter to you, was sent by the Brig Sultana for Boston, and in date of 13 th of april. the present letter, will go by the ship Caroline, Capt n Farmer for new-York: on board of which, I have shipp’d, and to the care of Jon a Thompson, Collector of the port, 37 cases of marble-works. N o 1. to 19 inclusive, mark’d T. J. contain, 1400 squares for paving, agreeably to directions.—12...
On the 10 th of may arriv’d here Giacomo Raggi from Paris,—as he had consum’d all his money in new-York, he obtain’d permission, from the commander of the U.S. Ship the Cyane, which convey’d M r Brown to Havre to embark in that vessel; and from which he landed, absolutely cent-less.—taking his place in the Dilligence, he arriv’d in Paris, but his trunk was retain’d for payment. In this...
The last letter, I receiv’d from you, was in date of the 8 th of October, & which reach’d me, on the 18 th of December; at the same time, was remitted to me, by Samuel Williams of London, a bill on Leghorn, which produc’d here, four hundred & eighty six dollars, from which, I paid to M r & M de Pini, four hundred & forty four Dollars, as by receipt inclos’d, and which leaves, to your credit,...
Thomas Jefferson President of the U:States: Dt. To Cash pd. Chec: Bucelli of florence. for 250 casks of Montepulciano Wine.— 642. par ob. which includes the wine and transportation
D r Thomas Jefferson esq. in account current with Thomas Appleton C r 1823. 1825 To am t of the within account of } Dollars. 1233.25 April By bal ce due you as by account render’d at this date Dollar. 189.75
I had clos’d my letter of the 15 th & waiting dayly the departure of m r Fletcher , when your letter of the 3 d of Sept r from poplar forest , has been deliver’d me; through what avenues it has pass’d in this period of time, I cannot say , I only perceive, it last pass’d through Germany
From the 1307 D rs – 75. cts the proceeds of your remittance through Samuel Williams of London, by your letter of the 12 th of June, I have paid to mad me Pini of Pisa, four hundred & forty four-dollars, agreeably to th eir receipt herein inclos’d.—In compliance with your request, I spoke to them on the Subject; of leaving the principal in your hands, until it would be more convenient for you...
Your letter of the 17 th of may, was deliver’d to me on the 14 th of the present month, I have therefore order’d 1400 squares of marble, for paving your portico—they will be of the first quality of marble for similar works, accurately squar’d, ready to be laid down, and will be ship’d to you, this autumn: it is indispensable, to put them into cases, of about 25 each.—In my preceding letters, I...
The letter which you honored me with under date of the 19th. of July, covering the first of exchange for two hundred & fifty dollars, reached my hands on the 21st. of November, and those of the 20th. of this same month inclosing the 2nd. and 3d. of the bill of exchange, were delivered me on the 26th. of October, and 17. of December. The letter for Mr. Mazzei I gave him in person. It affords me...