Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from R. & A. Garvey, 24 August 1787

From R. & A. Garvey

Rouen the 24 August 1787


We differed answering the letter your Excellency honored us with the 8 Inst., Inclosing a passport for a harpsicord, which when here shall be sent you by water, untill we received tiding of it, but getting none, we deem it necessary to own receipt. Mr. Woodmason sent us par the Rouen Packet a Case for your Excellency, we got it Corded and Plombed and sent by acquit a Caution No. 94 which you have Inclosed, we beg you’ll have it presented at the Douane and when it is charged returned us on the other side.

Note of our Charges importing Do. £21–10–6
also note of Charges on your Wine  46–14–6
Togeather £68  5  

Which have valued on you at sight order of Perregaux & Co. and we beg you will Own same on presentation. We are with respectful & true regard Sir Your Excellency’s most humble & very obed. Servts.,

by procn. of Rt. & At. Garvey
Plowden W. Garvey

RC (MHi); addressed and endorsed; with appended statement of expenses for receiving and expediting “quatres Caisses Contenantes Chaques 45 Bouteilles de Vin de Bordeaux d’Envoy de Mrs. fregen Grammont & Cie” and another “Caisse reçue de Londres d’Envoy de M. Js. Woodmason” (containing a copying press for Chastellux, as evidenced by an entry in Account Book under 27 Aug. 1787). The sight draft on TJ payable to Perregaux & Cie. in the amount stated is in MHi.

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