Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Dougherty to Thomas Jefferson, 19 March 1809

From Joseph Dougherty

City of Washington Mar. 19th 1809

Dear sir,

Inclosed is the bill of leading for your goods which left this place a few days ago, Mr Coles wrote you of the accident which happned to the vessel, on which they were first shipd—I re-shiped them on board the dolphin of york. Captn John Mager—Master—a dove colour silk in the form of a bed, I think filled with down—was got in your bed room—after you left the Presidents house. no one knows which it belongs; to you or the Presidents house. I will wait your instructions about it. Mr Coles set out from here this morning for N. york. I will write you more fully in a few days

Sir your Hble Servt

Jos Dougherty

N.B. a trunk left with me by Mr T. J. Randolph. for Frank Carr of Charlottsville. I send in care of Mr Julian who will hand this to you

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 24 Mar. 1809 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

Index Entries

  • Carr, Frank; trunk left for search
  • Coles, Isaac A.; as secretary to TJ search
  • comforters search
  • Dolphin of York (ship) search
  • Dougherty, Joseph; letters from search
  • household articles; comforters search
  • Julien, Honoré; carries letter to TJ search
  • Mager, John (captain of Dolphin of York) search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); forwards trunk from Washington search