Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Appleton to Thomas Jefferson, 30 July 1816

From Thomas Appleton

Leghorn 30th July 1816.

My last respects, Sir, were in date of the 30th of May, and which went by the Schooner Fanny, Capt: Selby for New York; at the Same time I shipp’d to the care of the collector for that port, in order to be forwarded to you, a Case containing 57 bottles of Carmigniano wine.—I have now shipp’d on board the ship Von-Hollen Capt: Ralph Porter, bound to Baltimore, two Cases of Tuscan-wine—No 1. contains 57 bottles of Artiminiano—No 2, contains an equal number of bottles of Chianti-wine, this latter is of a very high flavour; and both are directed to the care of the Collector for that port—by the next vessel, I am in hopes, to be able to forward the Ama; a wine of a very Superior quality, indeed.—The vessel unexpectedly departing in the course of the day, allows me only the time, to Renew the expressions of my very Sincere Respect & esteem.

Th: Appleton

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esq—”; endorsed by TJ as received 5 Oct. 1816, accompanied via “Baltimore” by “No 1. 57. bottles Artimigniano No 2. 57. do Chianti” and so recorded in SJL.

The collector for the port of New York City was David Gelston. His counterpart at baltimore was James H. McCulloch.

Index Entries

  • Appleton, Thomas; and wine for TJ search
  • Appleton, Thomas; letters from search
  • Artimino (Artiminiano), Italy; wine from search
  • Carmignano, Italy; wine from search
  • Casanuova di Ama, Italy; wine from search
  • Chianti (wine) search
  • Fanny (schooner) search
  • Gelston, David; and wine for TJ search
  • Gelston, David; collector at New York search
  • Italy; wine from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; orders wine from T. Appleton search
  • McCulloch, James Hugh (father of James H. McCulloh); and wine for TJ search
  • McCulloch, James Hugh (father of James H. McCulloh); collector at Baltimore search
  • Porter, Ralph (ship captain) search
  • Selby, John (ship captain) search
  • Tuscany, Italy; wine from search
  • Von (Van)Hollen (ship) search
  • wine; Artimino (Artiminiano) search
  • wine; Carmignano search
  • wine; Casanuova di Ama search
  • wine; Chianti search
  • wine; Italian search
  • wine; of Tuscany search
  • wine; TJ orders from T. Appleton search