Thomas Jefferson Papers

Charles K. Mallory to Thomas Jefferson, 24 August 1816

From Charles K. Mallory

Collector’s Office Norfolk August 24th 1816


A cask of Wine has arrived here for you in the ship Lothair Capt Stone from Marseilles, consigned to my care by the Commercial & Navy Agent of the United States at that place. I inclose you the Bill of lading therefor & will thank you to inform me in what way I shall send it to you. An estimate of the duty & charges shall be made out & forwarded so soon as the Wine is landed. A Small package brought by the same vessel, addressed to you, is herewith transmitted.

I have the honor to be with the highest respect your obt servt

Chas K. Mallory

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 2 Sept. 1816 and so recorded in SJL, which identifies the sender as “Mallory Chas F.” and has the additional notation: “a cask of Roussillon.” Enclosures not found.

Charles King Mallory (ca. 1781–1820), attorney and public official, was born in Elizabeth City County, attended the College of William and Mary late in the 1790s, and became a lawyer. He represented his native county in the Virginia House of Delegates, 1804–09 and 1810–11, and he sat on the Council of State, 1811–14, serving as its president and thus as lieutenant governor, 1812–14. Mallory became the federal collector for the District of Norfolk and Portsmouth in 1814, and he held this position until his death (“The Mallory Family,” VMHB description begins Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 1893–  description ends 15 [1907]: 99–100; will of Mary Mallory, 20 Jan. 1789, proved 24 Apr. 1789, Elizabeth City Co. Wills, Etc., 1701–1904 [Vi microfilm]; William and Mary Provisional List description begins A Provisional List of Alumni, Grammar School Students, Members of the Faculty, and Members of the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary in Virginia. From 1693 to 1888, 1941 description ends , 27; Leonard, General Assembly description begins Cynthia Miller Leonard, comp., The General Assembly of Virginia, July 30, 1619–January 11, 1978: A Bicentennial Register of Members, 1978 description ends ; CVSP description begins William P. Palmer and others, eds., Calendar of Virginia State Papers … Preserved in the Capitol at Richmond, 1875–93, 11 vols. description ends , 10:97; Alexandria Daily Advertiser, 18 Dec. 1807; New York Columbian, 31 July 1812; Benjamin Bates, The Virginia Almanack for 1813 [Fredericksburg, 1812]; JEP description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States description ends , 2:450 [7, 10 Jan. 1814]; American Beacon and Norfolk & Portsmouth Daily Advertiser, 17 Apr. 1820).

The United States commercial & navy agent at Marseille was Stephen Cathalan.

Index Entries

  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); and wine for TJ search
  • France; wines from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; orders wine from S. Cathalan search
  • Lothair (ship) search
  • Mallory, Charles King; and wine for TJ search
  • Mallory, Charles King; as collector at Norfolk search
  • Mallory, Charles King; identified search
  • Mallory, Charles King; letter from search
  • Roussillon, France; wine from search
  • Stone, John (ship captain) search
  • wine; French search
  • wine; of Roussillon search
  • wine; TJ orders from S. Cathalan search