Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Appleton to Thomas Jefferson, 29 April 1818

From Thomas Appleton

Leghorn 29h April 1818—


The unexpected departure of the Brig. Free Ocean Capt: Bartholomew, this day for Phila together with many avocations for the Squadron of Como Stewart now here, allows me only the time to say, that I have shipp’d on board the above mention’d vessel, two Cases cont’g 84 bottles of montepulciano wine, which exactly balances, what you term the “atom,” after paying madme mazzei.—It is directed to the Care of J. Steele esq, Collector of Phila.—

accept Sir, the renewal of my high respect

Th: Appleton

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 26 July 1818 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Lewis D. Belair, 16 Nov. 1818, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson esq monticelli Virginia”; stamped “SHIP”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 18 July.

For TJ’s reference to the atom remaining in Appleton’s hands, see TJ to Appleton, 1 Aug. 1817. madme mazzei: Elisabetta Mazzei Pini.

Index Entries

  • Appleton, Thomas; and P. Mazzei’s estate search
  • Appleton, Thomas; and wine for TJ search
  • Appleton, Thomas; letters from search
  • Bartholomew, Benjamin (ship captain) search
  • Free Ocean (brig) search
  • Montepulciano (wine); TJ orders search
  • Pini, Elisabetta Mazzei (Philip Mazzei’s daughter; Andrea Pini’s wife); and P. Mazzei’s estate search
  • Steele, John (1758–1827); and packages for TJ search
  • Stewart, Charles (1778–1869); as U.S. Navy commodore search
  • wine; Montepulciano search