Thomas Jefferson Papers

Julius Oliver to Thomas Jefferson, 9 October 1819

From Julius Oliver

Marseilles 9th October 1819.


I have the honor to confirm you my respects of 27th Ulto. the present is to inform you that I have shipped the greatest part of your commissions on Board the Brig Lady Monroe (though I had only 2 days notice for she was up for the Havana previous) you will see per the Invoice herewith that it amounts to F1.069.77c & have addressed said articles to Mr James H. McCollough Collector of the Custom House at Baltimore as ⅌. Invoice & Bill of lading forwarded him per said Vessel, the Freight being 1.½ Tons @ $15. ⅌ Ton & 10. ⅌% primage amounts to $24.75. which you will have the goodness to reimburse him on reception of the Goods—Mr Sasserno has not yet sent the wine for you round from Nice, he has written to Mrs Cathalan instead of Mrs Samatan, as he was wrote to do, & she has given the letter to Mr Dodge who is to receive the wine, I have told Mr Dodge that the money was ready to pay for it, he has answered he will receive the amount & forward you the wine per first opportunity I hope you will find the wines good—Mr Bergasse would not broach one of his large cask of vin Cuit for so few Bottles he has put 4. Bottles for you to taste.—Mr Jn Jh Chevalier is renown to have the best wines here, I am in hopes you will find them so, he has put 18. Bottles Vin Cuit & 6. Bottles Claret of limoux for a trial.

Always at your Commands I am truly1
Your most Obt Humble2 Servt3
Juls Oliver
at Messrs Clappier & Ce

[Postscript in Dupl only:]

P.S. Mr Dodge has told me the Wine from Mr Sasserno is arrived & will be shipped per Brig Swanwick the present opportunity.

25th Octob. 1819.

RC (MHi); on a sheet folded to form four pages, with Dupl of Oliver to TJ, 27 Sept. 1819, on p. 1; this letter on p. 2, and MS of enclosure on p. 3; at foot of text: “the Honorable Ths Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 Dec. 1819 and so recorded in SJL. Dupl (MHi); conjoined with Dupl of enclosure; endorsed by TJ as received 21 Feb. 1820 and so recorded in SJL.

1Dupl: “very respectfully.”

2Word not in Dupl.

3RC: “Servts.” Dupl: “Servt.”

Index Entries

  • Bergasse, Henry search
  • Cathalan, Elizabeth Fraisse (Stephen Cathalan’s second wife) search
  • Cathalan, Eulalie Marthe (Stephen Cathalan’s daughter); and TJ’s account with S. Cathalan search
  • Chevalier, Jean Joseph; and wine for TJ search
  • claret (wine) search
  • Dodge, Joshua; and wine for TJ search
  • Havana (brig) search
  • Lady Monroe (brig) search
  • McCulloch, James Hugh (father of James H. McCulloh); collector at Baltimore search
  • Oliver, Julius; and wine for TJ search
  • Oliver, Julius; invoice from search
  • Oliver, Julius; letters from search
  • Sasserno, Joseph Victor Adolphus; and wine search
  • Swanwick (brig) search
  • vin cuit (wine) search
  • wine; claret search
  • wine; sent to TJ search
  • wine; vin cuit search