Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the Cost of French Merchandise, [ca. 3 July 1815]

Notes on the Cost of French Merchandise

[ca. 3 July 1815]

idea of the produce of 200.D. at old prices, by way of memm. D
Costs on 200. D worth about 1/16 or 6. p. cent. 12
50. ℔ Maccaroni @ .20 pr ℔. 10
42. bottles of wh. hermitage @ 4livre tournois–½ = 190.livre tournois (*excha. 5.livre tournois35 = 1.D) 36
217. do Nice @ 1livre tournois¾ (or .32½) = 380livre tournois 71
284. do Roussillon @ .25 71
543. bottles. 200
*it yeilded but 5.livre tournois28 = 1.D,

MS (DLC: TJ Papers, 204:36341); entirely in TJ’s hand; undated; subjoined to PoC of TJ to Stephen Cathalan, 3 July 1815.

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  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); account with TJ search
  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); and wine for TJ search
  • currency; exchange of search
  • food; macaroni search
  • France; exchange rate in search
  • Hermitage (wine); TJ orders search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with S. Cathalan search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; orders wine from S. Cathalan search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Notes on the Cost of French Merchandise search
  • macaroni; price of search
  • Nice; wine from search
  • Roussillon, France; wine from search
  • wine; French search
  • wine; Hermitage search
  • wine; of Nice search
  • wine; of Roussillon search
  • wine; price of search
  • wine; TJ orders from S. Cathalan search