Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Benjamin Lincoln, 7 April 1804

From Benjamin Lincoln

Boston April 7th. 1804


Your esteemed favour of the 27h: ulto. has been received—Capt. Spear master of the Ship Fair American declined receiving any pecuniary consideration for freight of the packages which I received & forwarded to you; they were stored in the public store & reshipped by the public boat men so that the only expence was the duties the Amount of which is $20.34

I am sir with very great consideration and esteem your most obedient & humble servant

B Lincoln Coll.

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Apr. and so recorded in SJL with notation “20.34.”

the only expence: on 25 Apr. TJ recorded in his financial memoranda a remittance of $20.34 to Lincoln for the duties on wine which arrived in Boston on 2 Aug. 1803 (New-England Palladium, 5 Aug. 1803; MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767-1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1125).

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