Thomas Jefferson Papers

David Gelston to Thomas Jefferson, 2 September 1820

From David Gelston

New York Sep: 2d 1820—

Dear Sir,

I am now favored with your letter of the 27th ult: with the invoice of the books.—the invoice I now return,

The amount of duties is $555/ I have paid freight $220100

The first good opportunity to Richmond I shall ship the books, and drop you a line at the time, and give you the name of the Vessel and the Captain.—

with great truth & esteem I am, Dear Sir, sincerely your’s

David Gelston

paid duties  5.55
fret 2.20 $775100

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 24 Sept. 1820 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Smith Thompson, 19 Aug. 1821, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello”; franked; postmarked New York, 2 Sept. Enclosure: enclosure to TJ to Gelston, 27 Aug. 1820.

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