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I am well aware that in addressing you by letter, I am deviating from the usual mode of Application, but the great distance at which I am placed, and the uncertainty of every other avenue to convey to you my request, will I presume testify, they have been the alone motives for prefering the one I have adopted.— this being at once Sir my apology and my Reason, suffer me in a few words to state...
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...
If I were solicited by a person of less respectability than Mr. Melzi Vice:President of the italian republic, through the medium of his minister Mr. Tassoni near the court of florence, be assured Sir I should not have taken on myself the liberty of presenting to you the bearer Mr. Giusseppe Timpanari Vigano, however highly I may esteem the qualities with which he seems so eminently endowed....
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...
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 2nd. of September by Mr. Nigano, an italian gentleman who went passenger in the Schooner John Adams bound to Philadelphia, and kindly took charge of a small bundle of the yellow–Cotton seeds of Malta, which no doubt he has delivered to you.—the Cotton produced from this little tree, which I understand does not rise above two feet, is in very high...
I have only a few days since receiv’d the reply from my friend at Rome, occasioned by a long sickness.—It appears that the original bust of General Washington, in terra Cotta, was Sold many months since to the french Minister; but the Sculptor (who is held in very high estimation) has two copies, one in marble for which he requires one hundred and twenty five crowns; the other in gesso, and...
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...
In the moment of the departure of the vessel for Phila. and after my letter of the 16th. inst. had been consigned to the care of the Captain, the inclosed book and letter have been forwarded to me by Mr. Fabbroni to be transmitted to you.—It affords me an opportunity Sir of repeating the assurances of the high respect with which I am yr. devoted Servant. DNA : Rg 84--Records of Consular Posts.
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...
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
I had the honor of addressing you on the 3d. of September 1804 by Mr. Vigano who went passenger in the Schooner John Adams for Philadelphia, conveying at the Same time a small bundle of the yellow Cotton seed of Malta.—also on the 4. of January last by the way of Newbury Port accompanying it with various garden-seeds from the same island.—likewise on the 1st. of february, and forwarded by the...
My last respects were in date of the 1st. of May by a vessel bound to New York, on board of which I have shipped ten Cases of Montepulciano wine, to the care of Mr. Gelston Collector for that port.—By much accident I very lately became acquainted, that Madam Fabroni of florence had receiv’d a letter from Madam Cerrachi at Vienna, describing the deplorable condition she was in, burthen’d with...
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...
By request of Mr. Mazzei I now enclose you three letters which I have receiv’d at various times from him since his departure for Rome.—By the first vessel bound to Baltimore, or Philadelphia, I shall send a small box containing some pamphlets on legislation, by Sigr. Laurenzi Luigi Antonio of Lucca, who has requested my attention to it, as it seems, it is to you Sir, he has dedicated this...
Your letter of may the 4h. I receiv’d by the way of Naples on the 12h. Augt. and on the next day I deliver’d to Mr. Mazzei the one inclos’d for him—I regret exceedingly that I could not have receiv’d your directions relative to the Montepulciano Wine at an earlier period in order that I might have Comply’d with your wishes in shipping it at a season when it would not have been expos’d to the...
On board of the ship Traveller Captn. Kidall bound for Baltimore, I have put a Case of plants which are sent to you by Mr Mazzei, and is address’d to the Care of Mr. Purviance collector for that port.—By the same I have obtain’d passages for the two Sculpters procur’d at Rome, and for whom I have requested Mr Purviance to give the necessary facilities for their conveyance to Washington. I have...
About two months since I receiv’d a letter from Mr. Cathalan requesting me to purchase for your use, some smyrna raisins without seeds, a parmesan cheese, and a small quantity of macaroni.—I have delay’d forwarding the two latter articles, which I have with much care procur’d, in hopes that the raisins would soon arrive from the Levant; but various disastres have happened to the vessels bound...
Thomas Jefferson (President of the U:States) To. 175 flasks of montipulciano wine @ £ 1–10.4– £ 291 — To amt. of 7 different charges transporting by land & water to Leghorn } 49.
My last respects were in date of the 15th. of January by the Ship William Bingham, Captn Cunnyngham for Baltimore. by that Vessel I forwarded to the Care of Mr. Christie the Collector—a box of neopolitan macaroni, and a parmesan cheese. I then mention’d I had purchas’d for you about 200. bottles of Montepulciano wine, but I have now increas’d the quantity to 350. which I will forward by 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....
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
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...
I had the honor of addressing you a few days since, under cover to mr. christie of Baltimore, by the Brig Neptune Captn. Edwards for N. York:—The present serves principally to convey to you a letter from mr. Mazzei, and as I presume he has said little, or perhaps nothing of his own state of health, I am the more induc’d to mention the Concern I feel for him.—About a fort’night ago he was...
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...
I had the honor of addressing you on the 25th. of November, under cover of a letter to the Secretary of State, and to the care of Mr Lee at Bordeaux.—The present serves principally to inclose one I have this morning receiv’d from Mr Mazzei, with his request to give it conveyance.—By this opportunity I forward to the department of State, the fullest and most ample testimony against mr John...
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...