Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Robert Patton, 3 January 1818

To Robert Patton

Monticello1 Jan. 3. 18.


Since my letter of Dec. 25. I have recieved the invoice of my books from Messrs De Bure, brothers, of Paris, amount 710½ francs, which I inclose to you with their letter to ascertain the amount of the duties. as soon as you are so good as to make these known to me they shall be remitted, and on their reciept I will ask the favor of you to return me the invoice and letter of Messrs De Bure for my government with them. I tender you the assurance of my great esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of portion of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Mr Robert Patton”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: de Bure Frères to TJ, 23 Oct. 1817, and enclosure.

1TJ here canceled “Dec.”

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  • de Bure Frères (Paris firm); TJ purchases books from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; purchases from de Bure Frères (Paris firm) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; Invoice from de Bure Frères search
  • Patton, Robert (d.1826); and books for TJ search
  • Patton, Robert (d.1826); letters to search
  • taxes; customs search