Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Steele, 7 February 1820

To John Steele

Monticello Feb. 7. 20.

Dear Sir

A letter recieved yesterday from mr Dodge, our Consu[l a]t Marseilles gives me reason to believe that in the same vessel which brought it, came also 3. boxes of vin de Bellet, a small wine of Italy, addressed to you for me. if this be the case, be so good as to send me a note of the duties and charges, which shall be immediately remitted to you. I would wish the wines sent to Richmond, to the care of mr Gibson who will pay the charges from Philadelphia. with my apologies for these occasional troubles be pleased to accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of John Barnes to TJ, 1 Feb. 1819; two words faint; at foot of text: “Genl John Steele”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Bellet (wine) search
  • Dodge, Joshua; and wine for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and goods for TJ search
  • Italy; wine from search
  • Steele, John (1758–1827); and packages for TJ search
  • Steele, John (1758–1827); letters to search
  • taxes; customs search
  • taxes; on wine search
  • wine; Bellet search