Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Jones to Thomas Jefferson, 18 January 1819

From Joseph Jones

Petersbg—Collrs office 18h Jany 1819


This morning I was informed by mr Patrick Durkin of the house of Durkin, Henderson & co. owners of the Brig Planter, Daniel Anderson master from marseilles that the Brig wd not come up to City point to unload but wd at Norfolk—I wrote you dated 8h Jany 1819 by mail, that the Brig wd be up here in a few days, as they then told me.   our Consul at marseilles mr Stephen Cathalan has not yet sent me Invoice of your wines, olive oil, anchovies, macaronis, & immortal Flowers—I have nothing but a bill of lading for your things.—There are also one Cask of thirty-two Gallons red wine & two boxes of red wine for Thomas Jefferson Randolph esqr no Invoice, only a bill of lading.—as the Brig does not intend up here, until repaired I think you had better as soon as the Invoices come to hand, have the things for you & mr Randolph entered at Norfolk and I will endorse the Bills of Lading to any one you may direct me.

I am Sir with the greatest respect Your obt Sert.

Joseph Jones Collr

RC (DLC); idiosyncratic punctuation editorially omitted; endorsed by TJ as received 25 Jan. 1819 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to James Eastburn & Company, 25 May 1819, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson esqr Late President of the United States. Monticello”; franked; postmarked Petersburg, 19 Jan.

Index Entries

  • anchovies search
  • Anderson, Daniel (ship captain) search
  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); and wine for TJ search
  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); sends preserved flowers to TJ search
  • Durkin, Henderson & Company (Petersburg firm) search
  • Durkin, Patrick; as merchant search
  • fish; anchovies search
  • flowers; preserved, sent to TJ search
  • food; anchovies search
  • food; macaroni search
  • Jones, Joseph; and goods for TJ search
  • Jones, Joseph; as collector at Petersburg search
  • Jones, Joseph; letters from search
  • lavender; sent by S. Cathalan search
  • macaroni; sent to TJ search
  • oil; olive search
  • olives; oil search
  • Planter (brig) search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); orders food and wine from Europe search
  • wine; for T. J. Randolph search
  • wine; TJ orders from S. Cathalan search