Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Darmsdatt, 19 June 1818

To Joseph Darmsdatt

Monticello June 19. 18.

Dear Sir

I am now to ask from you my annual supply of fish. that is to say 6. barrels of herrings to be forwarded by the Lynchburg boats to the care of Archibald Robertson merchant of that place and 6. barrels of herrings and 1. of shad to be forwarded to Milton by the boats of that place, and to be so good as to send me a note of the cost that I may provide payment.

Accept the assurance of my antient and continued friendship and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of George Washington Jeffreys to TJ, 30 Mar. 1818; at foot of text: “Mr Darmsdat”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosed in TJ to Daniel Call, 13 May 1820, and Call to TJ, 18 May 1820.

Darmsdatt’s missing response of 4 July 1818 is recorded in SJL as received 18 July 1818 from Richmond. It was also enclosed in TJ to Call, 13 May 1820, and Call to TJ, 18 May 1820.

Index Entries

  • Darmsdatt, Joseph; and fish for TJ search
  • Darmsdatt, Joseph; letter from accounted for search
  • Darmsdatt, Joseph; letters to search
  • fish; herring search
  • fish; shad search
  • fish; TJ purchases search
  • herring; TJ orders search
  • Milton, Va.; TJ orders fish shipped to search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); fish for search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); fish for search
  • Robertson, Archibald; receives goods for TJ search
  • shad; TJ purchases search