Thomas Jefferson Papers

David Gelston to Thomas Jefferson, 16 December 1819

From David Gelston

New York December 16th 1819.

Dear Sir,

Your letter of the 4th instant with its enclosures I have received—

I wrote to you a line the 10th but considering the lateness of the season, and believing you would wish to receive the books as early as might be practicable, I ventured on this occasion to send them off by the first good oppertunity that offered, which was on the 4th by the Schooner Logan—Capt Holmes, for Richmond—

Whenever your wines &ca arrive no time shall be lost in forwarding them to Richmond—

I enclose your invoice, at foot is the amount of what I have paid—

Very Sincerely & truly your’s

David Gelston

paid fret from Havre 1 .52
paid Capt Hall his advance being ƒ3150 is } 6
paid duties 17 .40
$ 24 .92

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 23 Dec. 1819 and so recorded in SJL; with additional notation by TJ beneath endorsement: “Feb. 4. 20. remitted 25.D.RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Joel Yancey, 22 May 1820, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello Va”; franked; postmarked New York, 16 Dec. Enclosure: de Bure Frères to TJ, 11 Sept. 1819, and enclosures.

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  • Gelston, David; and books for TJ search
  • Gelston, David; and wine for TJ search
  • Gelston, David; collector at New York search
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  • Hall, William (ship captain) search
  • Holmes, Samuel (ship captain) search
  • Logan (schooner) search
  • wine; sent to TJ search