Thomas Jefferson Papers

James H. McCulloch to Thomas Jefferson, 31 January 1820

From James H. McCulloch

Custom House Balto Jany 31 1820

Dr Sir

At the time of shipping your goods to Richmond, (goods from Marseilles ⅌ Bg L Monroe,) I wrote to you as well as Mr Gibson at that place, giving information of the business. As I have never heard since from him or yourself, it has occasioned some uneasy doubt respecting the safe passage of my letter to you, or of any which you may have written to me. Your often-experienced punctuality has given double occasion for this doubt; & perhaps, with most others, I should have still waited in silence; though it is necessary after the lapse of such time to inquire, in a case where the habit has existed of making remittances by post. Yet that very circumstance has restrained me from writing before. And it will be a relief to me to learn that you have not written, or at most not remitted according to the account of duties &c forwarded. If this last is the case be so good as to inform me, & take your own time for the completion of the business.

I beg leave to subscribe myself, as I do with much sincerity & respect,

Your friend & Obt Servt

Jas H McCulloch

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 6 Feb. 1820 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Samuel Greenhow, 21 Apr. 1820 on recto and verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello near Charlotte Ville Virginia”; stamp canceled; franked; postmarked.

bg l monroe: Brig Lady Monroe.

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