Thomas Jefferson Papers

David Gelston to Thomas Jefferson, 15 September 1820

From David Gelston

New York September 15th 1820.

Dear Sir,

I have this day shipped the small bale of books, bill of lading enclosed,

I wish them safe to hand, and am, with great affection and esteem,

Dear Sir, your obedient servant,

David Gelston

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 24 Sept. 1820 and so recorded in SJL; with TJ’s notation adjacent to endorsement: “7.75.” RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Joel Yancey, 18 Aug. 1821, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello”; franked; postmarked New York, 16 Sept.; redirected in an unidentified hand above postmark: “Fwd From Monticello Sullivan County New York.” Enclosure not found.

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