Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Charles Simms, 27 October 1818

To Charles Simms

Monticello Oct. 27. 18.

Dear Sir

After a long absence from home, and a longer spell of sickness following it and from which I am but recovering, my first attentions have been to the remittance of duties and charges for the 9. boxes [of] wine & [1.] of Macc[aro]ni, which you were so kind as to recieve and forward to me. the exact amount was 48.33 for which I now inclose 50.D. in bills of the US. bank, which is as near as I can make out in bills. the fracti[o]nal difference need not be regarded.

I expect daily other shipments of books & wines from Havre and Mars[eilles.] [sho]uld they come to your port [I] will ask the favor of you to reship them immediately to mr Gibson at Richmond, noting to me the duties & charges which shall always be faithfully remitted. Accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of John Barnes to TJ, 3 July 1818; faint; at foot of text: “Colo Simms”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States, Second; currency of search
  • food; macaroni search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and shipments to TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Health; illness of search
  • macaroni; sent to TJ search
  • Simms, Charles; and goods for TJ search
  • Simms, Charles; as collector at Alexandria search
  • Simms, Charles; letters to search
  • taxes; customs search
  • wine; tariff on search
  • wine; TJ arranges delivery of search