Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 8 June 1816

To Patrick Gibson

Monticello June 8. 16.

Dear Sir

In July last you were so kind as to remit for me to John Vaughan 550.D. this was for wines and books I ordered from Marseilles, Leghorn & Paris. these articles are just now beginning to arrive in different ports of the US. 2. boxes (one containing wine) which had arrived from Marseilles in Philadelphia were shipped by the Collector from thence the 2d instant, consigned to you. 4. other boxes have arrived at Alexandria from the same place, and are by this time shipped for Richmd. one more parcel is still expected from thence, one from Leghorn, & some packages of books from Paris. there will be duties & port charges on each, for remittances of which I shall be obliged to trouble you. for the parcel from Philadelphia there is due 16. D 80 C which I must pray you to have paid to John Steele Collector of that port, and at the same time 31.D. to Nicholas G. Dufief, bookseller at that place, who being about to go to France, I wish him to be paid before his departure. for the parcels still expected, I will, in like manner, as they shall be made known to me communicate to you with a request to have them paid. I should wish these parcels to be sent up by Johnson or Gilmer, & to be trusted to no other person.   by Johnson, who will be down in a few days, I shall be obliged to you to send me a hogshead of Molasses. I shall go to Bedford within a fortnight & be absent three weeks. I salute you with affectionate esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC: TJ Papers, ser. 10); on verso of reused address cover of Albert Gallatin to TJ, 1 Apr. 1816; at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Appleton, Thomas; and wine for TJ search
  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); and wine for TJ search
  • de Bure Frères (Paris firm); TJ purchases books from search
  • Dufief, Nicolas Gouin; plans trip to Europe search
  • Dufief, Nicolas Gouin; TJ pays search
  • food; molasses search
  • France; wines from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and books acquired by TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and food acquired by TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and wine acquired by TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
  • Gilmore, Joseph; Milton boatman search
  • Italy; wine from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; purchases from de Bure Frères (Paris firm) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with J. Vaughan search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; orders wine from S. Cathalan search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; orders wine from T. Appleton search
  • Johnson, William (waterman); transports goods from Richmond search
  • molasses; provided to TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; boats transfer goods to and from search
  • Steele, John; and packages for TJ search
  • Steele, John; as collector at Philadelphia search
  • Steele, John; TJ pays search
  • Vaughan, John; account with TJ search
  • wine; French search
  • wine; TJ orders from S. Cathalan search
  • wine; TJ orders from T. Appleton search