Thomas Jefferson Papers

Charles K. Mallory to Thomas Jefferson, 26 October 1819

From Charles K. Mallory

Norfolk Octor 26th 1819

Dear Sir

I have been favoured with your letter of the 17th respecting a box of wine & some seeds sent to my care, for you, by the Collector of Alexandria & have the pleasure to inform you that I had previously received & forwarded them to Richmond consigned to Mr Patrick Gibson.1 The duties I presume were paid in Alexandria & no expenses on those articles have been incurred here. I beg you to be assured that no apology is or ever will be necessary for any service I have had or can have the honor of rendering you. I reciprocate your expressions of respect & esteem &

have the honor to be very respectfully your obt servt

Chas K. Mallory

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 6 Nov. 1819 and so recorded in SJL.

William D. Simms was deputy collector of alexandria.

1Omitted period at right margin editorially supplied.

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  • Gibson, Patrick; and goods for TJ search
  • Mallory, Charles King; and wine for TJ search
  • Mallory, Charles King; as collector at Norfolk search
  • Mallory, Charles King; letters from search
  • seeds; sent to TJ search
  • Simms, William Douglass; as deputy collector at Alexandria search
  • wine; sent to TJ search