Thomas Jefferson Papers

Victor Adolphus Sasserno to Thomas Jefferson, 14 October 1818

From Victor Adolphus Sasserno

Nice Octber 14. 1818.


The letter i had the honour of writing to you last August 18. made you Know that i had sent you, through Mr Cathalan, Six chests holding 300 bottles Bellet’s wine; these, i am told by Mr Cathalan have been stoped in Marseilles till now for want of ships Sailing for your ports. ’tis very unpleasant, however, i hope, this delay will not hinder their arriving at their destination before the beginning of the winter. In the said letter, i also said to you, that i had received, neither your letter of feb. 22d (mentioned in your last to me of april 5) nor my commission. Now and with pleasure i inform you, Sir, that they both came yesterday to my hands after a very great bye-way, the bundle was directed, to Mr Hammet Consul of the United States at Naples, who has opened it and Sent to Mr Cathalan. i have already received the patent, the bound and your honoured letter, the remaining Mr Cathalan will send me by the first opportunity. Presently i must obtain the Exequatur of the Sardinia’s King to take intire possession of my office.

i dare flatter myself, well to justify your confidence, and the favour of the president, and deserve his and your approbation in discharging worthily the duties impos’d on me by my office.

I have nothing more left, Sir, but to thank you for your Kindnesses, and reiterate to you the offer of my devoted Services here as well as in all other parts where you will employ them, the acknowledgement and pleasure shall be always on my Side.

I Salute you, Sir, with consideration and respect and am for life.

Your most devoted and obedient Servant.

A. Sasserno

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 2 Apr. 1819 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosed in Stephen Cathalan to TJ, 30 Nov. 1818.

the bound: presumably the consular bond.

Index Entries

  • Bellet (wine) search
  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); and J. V. A. Sasserno’s consular appointment search
  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); and wine for TJ search
  • Hammett, Alexander; consul at Naples search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; orders wine from S. Cathalan search
  • Monroe, James; and appointments search
  • Nice; U.S. consul at search
  • Nice; wine from search
  • Sardinia; Victor Emmanuel I search
  • Sasserno, Joseph Victor Adolphus; and wine search
  • Sasserno, Joseph Victor Adolphus; consulship for search
  • Sasserno, Joseph Victor Adolphus; letters from search
  • Victor Emmanuel I, king of Sardinia search
  • wine; Bellet search
  • wine; of Nice search
  • wine; sent to TJ search
  • wine; TJ orders from S. Cathalan search