Thomas Jefferson Papers

James H. McCulloch to Thomas Jefferson, 23 December 1819

From James H. McCulloch

Custom House Balto Decr 23 1819

Dr Sir

The goods recd for you, to my care from Marseilles, were forwarded to Richmond yesterday by the Schr Spartan I Creighton Master, directed to Mr Gibson & notice given him by letter through the mail.


The amt of duties, freight &c—follow.

Wine in cask 56 glls @ 15Cts Dr 8.40
    in bottles 65 30 19.50
Bottles 342 @ 1Cts 3.42
Raisins 50Cts 3 1.50
Value & charges1⅌ Invo Macaroni fs39.72–℔/w 10 ⅌Ct = Dr 8,00 @ 15 ⅌Ct 1.20
Oil in bottles fs 48. } Fr81.15 ℔/w 10 ⅌Ct = 89.26 = Dr 17.00 @ 30 ⅌ 5.10
Anchovies 28.80
Charges ⅌ Invo  4.35
Freight pd T Tenant owner Bg Lady Monroe Dr 24.75 } 26.50
Draya portera in reception & delivery 15 cases & 1 cask 1.75
Dr 65.62

From the appearance of the season, we draw a promise to which we trust in hope, that no great danger will be experienced from frost before their arrival at Richmond; where we trust also a willing care will be exerted to forward them to Monticello.

With all the good wishes that mix in public & private feelings towards you, I beg leave to subscribe—
Your frd & obt servt

Jas H McCulloch

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 31 Dec. 1819 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to John Laval, 12 June 1820, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello, near Charlotteville Virginia”; stamped; postmarked Baltimore, 25 Dec.

1Following two words interlined.

Index Entries

  • anchovies search
  • Creighton, Isaac (ship captain) search
  • fish; anchovies search
  • food; anchovies search
  • food; macaroni search
  • food; raisins search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and goods for TJ search
  • Lady Monroe (brig) search
  • macaroni; sent to TJ search
  • McCulloch, James Hugh (father of James H. McCulloh); collector at Baltimore search
  • McCulloch, James Hugh (father of James H. McCulloh); letters from search
  • oil; for TJ search
  • raisins; sent to TJ search
  • Spartan (schooner) search
  • Tenant, Thomas (ship owner) search
  • weather; frost search
  • wine; sent to TJ search