Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to James H. McCulloch, 2 March 1819

To James H. McCulloch

Monticello Mar. 2. 19.

Dear Sir

I recieved yesterday your favor of Feb. 17. and the same mail brought me De Bure’s letter of Oct. 1. and invoice, which ought to have accompanied the box of books, but has loitered by the way. finding by his invoice that the books have cost 323. francs equal to 60. D which is the exact sum you had estimated, I inclose a 10.D. bill of the US. bank, which is as near the amount of duty as I can come & as is worth notice. I inclose also De Bure’s letter and invoice of which I will ask the return. I inclose also a letter to the De Bures, to save them the trouble of writing & forwarding a duplicate, which I will pray you to forward if an opportunity has occurred of sending off the letter to mr Beasly. but if that be still on hand, I would prefer it’s being returned to me with that now inclosed to De Bure. be pleased to accept my thanks for your kindness with the apologies for the trouble I give you and assurances of my high esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Mr McCulloch”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosures: (1) de Bure Frères to TJ, 1 Oct. 1818, and first enclosure. (2) TJ to de Bure Frères, 2 Mar. 1819, not found (address cover only in MHi; with PoC of TJ to William A. Burwell, 23 Sept. 1819, on verso; addressed: “Messieurs de Bure freres libraires du roi, & de la bibliotheque du Roi. à Paris”), which TJ recorded and then canceled in SJL with the notation that it had been “returned.”

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States, Second; currency of search
  • banks; currency issued by search
  • Beasley, Reuben Gaunt; consul at Le Havre search
  • books; tariffs on search
  • currency; paper search
  • de Bure Frères (Paris firm); invoices from search
  • de Bure Frères (Paris firm); letters to accounted for search
  • de Bure Frères (Paris firm); TJ purchases books from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books and Library; works sent to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business and Financial Affairs; Invoices from de Bure Frères search
  • McCulloch, James Hugh (father of James H. McCulloh); collector at Baltimore search
  • McCulloch, James Hugh (father of James H. McCulloh); letters to search
  • taxes; customs search