Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Charles K. Mallory, 25 December 1817

To Charles K. Mallory

Monticello Dec. 25. 17.

Dear Sir

On my return to this place, after an absence of 6. weeks at a very distant possession at which I pass a third of my time, I find here your favor of Nov. 26. I thank you much for your kindness in having received1 my articles from Marseilles, and forwarded them without awaiting my particular directions to Messrs Gibson & Jefferson of Richmd who I am sure have paid, and will always pay all costs and charges on your demand. I am afraid this trouble will befall you occasionally with the books, wines & other comforts which I annually draw from Europe; and in return for your kind attentions I shall owe and render with great thankfulness the assurances of my high respect [a]nd esteem.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of a reused address cover from Thomas Cooper to TJ; mutilated at seal; at foot of text: “Charles K. Mallory esq.”; endorsed by TJ.

1Manuscript: “recived.”

Index Entries

  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and books acquired by TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • Mallory, Charles King; and wine for TJ search
  • Mallory, Charles King; as collector at Norfolk search
  • Mallory, Charles King; letters to search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ returns from search
  • wine; TJ arranges delivery of search