Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: Memorandum from Meriwether Lewis to Gilbert C. Russell, [ca. 29 September 1809]


Memorandum from Meriwether Lewis to Gilbert C. Russell

[ca. 29 Sept. 1809]

Capt Russell will much oblige his friend Meriwether Lewis by forwarding to the care of William Brown Collector of the port of New Orleanes, a Trunk belonging to Capt James House addressed to McDonald and Ridgely Merchants in Baltimore.

Mr Brown will be requested to forward this trunk to it’s place of destination.—

Capt R. will also send two trunks a package and a case addressed to Mr William C. Carr of St Louis unless otherwise instructed by M.L. by letter from Nashville.—

M. Lewis would thank Capt R. to be particular to whom he confides those trunks &ca. a Mr Cabbeni of St Louis may be expected to pass this place in the course of the next month, to him they might be safely confided.—

MS (DLC: TJ Papers, 189:33618); in Lewis’s hand; undated; on verso in Lewis’s hand: “Memorandum”; notations on verso in Russell’s hand: “Sent Capt Hous’s Trunk by Benjamin Wilkinson on the 29th Sept. 1809 Russell” and “Govr Lewis left here on the morning of the 29th Sepr.”

Index Entries

  • Brown, William; collector at New Orleans search
  • Cabbeni, Mr. search
  • Carr, William C. search
  • House, James search
  • Lewis, Meriwether; papers of search
  • McDonald & Ridgely (Baltimore firm) search
  • New Orleans; collector at search
  • Russell, Gilbert Christian; and M. Lewis’s belongings search
  • Wilkinson, Benjamin search