Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Charles Simms, 30 July 1818

To Charles Simms

Monticello July 30. 18.


I this moment recieve from Mr Cathalan of Marseilles information that he has shipped for me on board the ship Fair trader G. Fletcher master 8. boxes of claret & a basket of Maccaroni, & that the ship is bound to Alexandria. being in the moment of departure on a journey to be absent a month, I take the liberty of requesting that these things may in the mean time be forwarded to mr Gibson of Richmond: and if you will be so good as to send me a note of the duties and charges they shall be remitted immediately on my return. I pray you to accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of William F. Gray to TJ, 8 May 1818; at foot of text: “Colo Charles Simms”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); and wine for TJ search
  • claret (wine) search
  • Fair Trader (ship) search
  • Fletcher, George (ship captain) search
  • food; macaroni search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and goods for TJ search
  • macaroni; sent to TJ search
  • Simms, Charles; as collector at Alexandria search
  • Simms, Charles; letters to search
  • wine; claret search