Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Perkins, 5 April 1818

To Thomas Perkins

Monticello Apr. 5. 18.


Your favor of Mar. 3. is recieved with the bill of Exchange of Signr Fancelli, endorsed by mr Appleton & yourself. the bill is good. the sum for which drawn was recovered by me for mr Bellini’s representatives, & deposited by the Attorney recieving it in the Richmond bank of Virginia on the 14th of Feb. 1816. where it has lain unprofitably ever since. I now inclose you an order, on the back of the Certificate of deposit, given at the time by the Cashier of the bank, not doubting you can avail yourself of it at Boston, or by having it called for at the bank. I send you also a letter of advice to the Cashier a duplicate of which I send him direct from hence, to prepare him for your application. Accept the assurance of my respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Mr Thos Perkins”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: TJ to William Dandridge, 5 Apr. 1818. Other enclosure not found.

Perkins’s favor of mar. 3. was actually dated 23 Mar. 1818. The attorney was Robert Saunders.

Index Entries

  • Appleton, Thomas; and C. Bellini’s estate search
  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); and C. Bellini estate search
  • Bellini, Charles (Carlo Maria Marchionne); estate of search
  • Dandridge, William (bank cashier); and C. Bellini estate search
  • Fancelli, Giovanni Battista; and C. Bellini estate search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and C. Bellini estate search
  • Perkins, Thomas; and C. Bellini estate search
  • Perkins, Thomas; letters to search
  • Saunders, Robert; and C. Bellini estate search