Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Jones to Thomas Jefferson, 18 April 182[0]

From Joseph Jones

Custom house Petersburg 18h April 182[0]


William Williams master of the Brig Elizabeth from Leghorn informs me this day, that he has brot a bag of seed for you from Mr Appleton our Consul at Leghorn. The Capt knows of no letter or Invoice of it. You will please say what I must do with it. it is consigned to me. I have paid $1.25 Cts for the freight. it at1 the Custom house in a few days.

I am, Sir with great respect Your obt Sert

Joseph Jones Collr

RC (DLC: TJ Papers, 217:38778); with Dft of TJ’s response of [24 Apr. 1820] on verso; dateline mutilated; between dateline and salutation: “Thomas Jefferson esqr”; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 18 Apr. 1820 received five days later and so recorded in SJL.

1Thus in manuscript.

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  • Appleton, Thomas; and seeds for TJ search
  • Elizabeth (brig) search
  • Jones, Joseph; and goods for TJ search
  • Jones, Joseph; as collector at Petersburg search
  • Jones, Joseph; letters from search
  • seeds; sent to TJ search
  • Williams, William (ship captain) search