Thomas Jefferson Papers

Reuben G. Beasley to Thomas Jefferson, 28 September 1818

From Reuben G. Beasley

Havre, Sep. 28, 1818.


I have had the pleasure to receive your letter of the 8th of April; and for the friendly sentiments you express be pleased to accept my thanks. I shall be happy at all times to be useful to you, and I hope you will command me freely.

By this conveyance, the ship Dumfries bound to Baltimore, I forward to the Collector some Books for you received two days ago from Messrs DeBure, which I hope will arrive safe.

With the greatest respect & esteem

I am, Sir, your devoted

R G Beasley

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 27 Nov. 1818 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Peter Laporte, 6 May [1819], on verso; addressed: “To Thomas Jefferson Monticello. ⅌ Dumfries”; stamped “SHIP”; postmarked Baltimore, 22 Nov.

The collector at Baltimore was James H. McCulloch.

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  • Beasley, Reuben Gaunt; letters from search
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  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
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  • McCulloch, James Hugh (father of James H. McCulloh); collector at Baltimore search