Thomas Jefferson Papers

Stephen Cathalan to Thomas Jefferson, 19 April 1819

From Stephen Cathalan

Marseilles the 19th April 1819=

Dear Sir

herein Inclosed is the Duplicate of the Letter I had the honor and Pleasure to address you on the 20th March ulto—this is to Inform you that I have Shipped, tho’ without any order from you, on the Sckooner Gleaner of Philadelphia John Mathews Master Bound for Philadelphia for your account;

No 1— one Basket packed with Canvas Containing fresh
Maccaronis of naples weighing net K 45=
making, ancient weight of Marseilles ℔ 112= net
a ƒ48– pr quintal
F 53 = 75 =
Public weighin, Packing, Canvas & Cords, Porterage &
Craftage on Board & Duty of Exportation
6 25
60 = 00 =

with your
address at
SC &
and one Small Box Small Raisins—Sans pepins, from Smyrna ℔ 5=½= the only Small quantity, that I could procure in this City, from one Round Box of about 15 ℔= one of my Friend had Just Received from Smirna, the Remainder being for his own use, which I beg you to accept, with my best wishes, that you may Eat them, as well as the maccarony in Good health & Spirit,1 with your Good Family, and my Sincere Regret, that I have been hitherto unable to Send you the 50 ℔ you order me by your Favor of the 5th april 1818=

the whole to be Consigned to the Collector of the District of Philadelphia, to whom I address one of the Bills of Lading, requesting him to forward those Two Packages to you as Soon as possible after their Landing;—

I having not yet Received your orders for your provisions for next year, I have not ordered or prepared any other articles for you, but I hope it will not be Long before I will be favored with a letter on that Subject, informing me at Same time that my Last Invoices did reach you & weither you was Satisfied of the qualities of their Contents; it will also afford me a great Satisfaction & pleasure, to hear at Same time, that you Continue to enjoy with a good State of health, with my Sincere wishes for many years; I have the honor to be with a Great Respect

Dear sir your most obedient & Devoted Servant

Stephen Cathalan.

herein Inclosed one of the Bills of Lading—the Gleaner is on the Point of putting to Sea.

I hope I will be Soon honored with a new Commission from the President to the king of France; I have not dared to write on that Subject to the Hble Secretary of State;

RC (MHi); at foot of first page: “Ths Jefferson Esqr &a &a &a Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 2 July 1819 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Dupl of Cathalan to TJ, 20 Mar. 1819. Other enclosure not found.

sans pepins: “seedless.” The collector of the district of philadelphia was John Steele.

1Manuscript: “Sprit.”

Index Entries

  • Adams, John Quincy; and appointments search
  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); account with TJ search
  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); as consul at Marseille search
  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); invoices from search
  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); letters from search
  • food; macaroni search
  • food; raisins search
  • Gleaner (schooner) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business and Financial Affairs; account with S. Cathalan search
  • Louis XVIII, king of France; and U.S. consulships search
  • macaroni; sent to TJ search
  • Mathews (Matthews), John (ship captain) search
  • Monroe, James; and S. Cathalan search
  • raisins; sent to TJ search
  • raisins; TJ orders search
  • Steele, John (1758–1827); as collector at Philadelphia search
  • taxes; customs search
  • textiles; canvas search