Thomas Jefferson Papers

David Gelston to Thomas Jefferson, 22 January 1818

From David Gelston

New York January 22d 1818

Dear Sir,

I did not discover the enclosed until my letter of yesterday had gone,

truly & sincerely your’s

David Gelston

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 27 Jan. 1818 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: certificates for wine, New York, [21 Jan. 1818], attesting that four boxes of claret, each containing ten gallons divided into fifty bottles, and three casks of claret, each holding sixty gallons, had arrived on 21 Jan. from Marseille in the brig Agent, William W. Lewis, master (MS in MHi; consisting of seven printed forms, numbered 373–6 for the boxes and 863–5 for the casks; with blanks filled by J. Duryee; signed by John Kearny for Gelston and countersigned by John Haff, the customhouse inspector, with the latter’s separate numbering of 651–4 for the boxes and 657–9 for the casks).

Index Entries

  • Agent (brig) search
  • claret (wine) search
  • Duryee, J. search
  • Gelston, David; and wine for TJ search
  • Gelston, David; letters from search
  • Haff, John; as customhouse inspector search
  • Kearny, John search
  • Lewis, William W. (ship captain); and wine for TJ search
  • wine; claret search
  • wine; sent to TJ search