Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Archibald Campbell, 13 August 1793

From Archibald Campbell

Baltimore Augt. 13th 1793

Dr Sir

The enclosed letter came under cover to me by a late arrival here from Bordeaux—and accompanied a bill of Lading for 14 Cases of wine Shipt for you by my friends Messrs. Fenwick Mason & Coy. who write me to take your direction where to forward the wine after arrival here. If you have an invoice of its cost—you will please Send it me—or a copy thereof—in order to have the necessary entry made at the Naval office and the duties settled thereon.

I have already got liberty to have the wine put into Store. I remain with much respect sir Your obdt. hble servt

Archd Campbell

The freight is payable here.

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 16 Aug. 1793 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Fenwick, Mason & Company to TJ, 16 May 1793.

Archibald Campbell (ca. 1747–1805), a Baltimore merchant and director of the Bank of Maryland, had a dwelling, countinghouse, and warehouse on South Gay Street in 1796 (Robert Barnes, Marriages and Deaths from Baltimore Newspapers, 1796–1816 [Baltimore, 1978], 49; Hamilton Owens, Baltimore on the Chesapeake [Garden City, N.Y., 1941], 141; William Thompson and James L. Walker, The Baltimore Town and Fell’s Point Directory… [Baltimore, 1796], 12).

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