Thomas Jefferson Papers

James H. McCulloch to Thomas Jefferson, 30 June 1818

From James H. McCulloch

Custom House Balto June 30 1818


Two letters recd from you directed severally to Monsr Cathalan Marseilles & Debures freres Paris, were committed to the master of the Ship Ea which cleared hence yesterday for Bordeaux, with directions to deliver them to Mr Strobel American consul there & recommend them to his particular attention.

The uncertainity of better conveyances offering in any short time, induced me to make use of this; it would have encreased the pleasure of the service to have had more direct opportunities at command. Whatever it may please you to require here, will be attended to with the utmost satisfaction.

I remain Sir very respectfully Your obliged frd & Servt

Jas H McCulloch

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 18 July 1818 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of first two pages of TJ to William H. Crawford, 10 Nov. 1818, on recto and verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq. Monticello near Charlottesville Albemarle County Virginia”; stamped; postmarked (faint) Baltimore, [3]0 June.

TJ’s two letters of 28 May 1818 to Stephen Cathalan and de Bures Frères, recorded in SJL but not found, were sent under cover to McCulloch in a letter of the same date, also not found but recorded in SJL with the additional notation “covering the 2. preceding.” Immediately above that in SJL, at the entry for the letter to Cathalan, TJ added the notation “4th of exchange 420. D,” and at that to de Bures Frères he noted “do 120.”

Index Entries

  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); account with TJ search
  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); letter to accounted for search
  • de Bure Frères (Paris firm); letters to accounted for search
  • de Bure Frères (Paris firm); TJ’s account with search
  • Ea (ship) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; lines of credit in Europe search
  • McCulloch, James Hugh (father of James H. McCulloh); collector at Baltimore search
  • McCulloch, James Hugh (father of James H. McCulloh); letters from search
  • Strobel, Daniel; as U.S. consul at Bordeaux search