Thomas Jefferson Papers

David Gelston to Thomas Jefferson, 14 February 1820

From David Gelston

New York February 14th 1820—

Dear Sir,

I am favored with your letter of the 4th instant with $25 enclosed—

I hope you enjoy good health—

It may at least be amusing for a few minutes, to see the number of arrivals in this port, this day, as stated in the enclosed,—

with great affection and respect, I am. Dear Sir, your obedient servant

David Gelston

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 27 Feb. 1820 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Patrick Gibson, 9 Apr. 1820, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello”; franked; postmarked New York, 14 Feb.

The New-York Columbian, 14 Feb. 1820, lists twenty-three ships that arrived this day in the port of New York.

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