Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joshua Dodge to Thomas Jefferson, 9 October 1819

From Joshua Dodge

Marseilles 9 October 1819

Respected Sir—

I enclose a letter which I received a few days Since from Mr Sasserno our Consul at Nice; the wine which you gave him orders to purchase has not yet arrived here, but I am expecting it every day & I Shall Seize the first opportunity that offers from here for our Country to forward Same

Madame Samatan has informed me that She has recd the funds to pay for Same—

Be pleased to accept the offer of my Services in this place & if you or your friends should wish to have any of the Wines of France, I Should feel highly gratified in executing any Commission that you or they might think proper to honor me with—

I remain, Sir, very respectfully

Your Most Obedt Servt

Josha Dodge

RC (MHi); between dateline and salutation: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr late President of the United States of America”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 Dec. 1819 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Victor Adolphus Sasserno to TJ, 2 Oct. 1819.

Index Entries

  • Cathalan, Eulalie Marthe (Stephen Cathalan’s daughter); and TJ’s account with S. Cathalan search
  • Dodge, Joshua; and wine for TJ search
  • Dodge, Joshua; as interim consul at Marseille search
  • Dodge, Joshua; letters from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; orders wine from J. V. A. Sasserno search
  • Sasserno, Joseph Victor Adolphus; and wine search
  • wine; TJ orders from J. V. A. Sasserno search