Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Steele, 11 November 1816

To John Steele

Poplar Forest near Lynchburg Nov.1 11. 16.


I recieved at this place (100. miles S.W. from Monticello) your favor of Oct. 26. informing of the reciept of a cask of wine and a box from mr Cathalan, and of having forwarded them to Richmond, for which accept my thanks. I now inclose a 10.D. note of the bank of Virginia at Richmond which I understand pass at Philadelphia, to replace the duty and charges. the fraction need not be regarded; perhaps indeed there may be a difference of exchange which it may meet. I pass a considerable portion of my time, here, which I mention because it may sometimes happen to occasion delays in answering your favors. be pleased to accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, on deposit ViU: TJP); on verso of portion of reused address cover; at foot of text: “Mr John Steele”; endorsed by TJ.

1Word interlined in place of “Oct.”

Index Entries

  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); banknotes of search
  • banks; currency issued by search
  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); and wine for TJ search
  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); sends flowers to TJ search
  • currency; paper search
  • flowers; sent to TJ search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • Steele, John; and packages for TJ search
  • Steele, John; letters to search
  • Steele, John; TJ pays search
  • taxes; on imports search
  • wine; sent to TJ search