Thomas Jefferson Papers

William D. Simms to Thomas Jefferson, 8 October 1819

From William D. Simms

Alexandria 8th October 1819


Mr Appleton United States Consul at Leghorn, has consigned to the late Collector of this Port, a box of wine and two small Bundles of seeds, addressed to you—No opportunity, having occurred of sending them direct to Richmond, I have thought it best, (to avoid any further delay;) to ship them to Norfolk, to the particular care of the Collr there, who I have no doubt, will take the earliest opportunity of forwarding them to your agents in Richmond—

Enclosed is a bill of frieght &c paid—also the amount of duties and expences—

With great respect I have the honor to be Sir yr ob Servt

W. D. Simms—

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 16 Oct. 1819 and so recorded (with additional bracketed notation: “box Tuscan wine”) in SJL; with calculation by TJ on verso: “91./.560/.006 .546.” Enclosure not found.

The late collector of this port was Charles Simms. The collector at norfolk was Charles K. Mallory.

Index Entries

  • Appleton, Thomas; and wine for TJ search
  • Appleton, Thomas; consul at Leghorn search
  • Mallory, Charles King; and wine for TJ search
  • Mallory, Charles King; as collector at Norfolk search
  • seeds; sent to TJ search
  • Simms, Charles; as collector at Alexandria search
  • Simms, William Douglass; as deputy collector at Alexandria search
  • Simms, William Douglass; forwards wine to TJ search
  • Simms, William Douglass; letters from search
  • Tuscany, Italy; wine from search
  • wine; of Tuscany search
  • wine; sent to TJ search