Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to James H. McCulloch, 14 December 1819

To James H. McCulloch

Monticello Dec. 14. 19

Dear Sir

I recieved yesterday evening your’s of the 6th informing me of the arrival at Baltimore of sundry packages of wine and other things for me, and I hasten to ask the favor of you to forward them to mr Gibson at Richmond by an opportunity to that place direct, lest they should be blocked up by the ice in your port, or blocked out of James river. I recieved at the same time an invoice from mr Oliver of Marseilles who undertook to execute the commission I had sent to mr Cathalan, who died before it reached him. I do not send you this invoice because your letter mentions that you have recieved one, which the particulars mentioned shew conformable to mine. so soon as you can be so good as to notify to me the whole of the duties, freight, and other charges I will remit the amount to you without delay, with thanks for your kind attentions and continued assurances of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (facsimile in Profiles in History, Beverly Hills, Calif., catalogue 22, spring/summer 1994, lot 18, p. 15); at foot of text: “James H. McCulloch esq.” PoC (MHi); on verso of a reused address cover from Joseph Milligan to TJ; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); and wine for TJ search
  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); death of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and goods for TJ search
  • McCulloch, James Hugh (father of James H. McCulloh); collector at Baltimore search
  • McCulloch, James Hugh (father of James H. McCulloh); letters to search
  • Oliver, Julius; and wine for TJ search
  • Oliver, Julius; invoice from search
  • weather; ice search