Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joshua Dodge to Thomas Jefferson, 1 January 1821

From Joshua Dodge

Marseilles 1 Jany 1821

My Dear Sir,

I had the honor of writing to you per Brig Union of Marblehead informing you of my having Shipped per that Vessel Sundry articles on your account & consigned them, agreeable to your orders, to the Collector of the first Port in the United States not South of the Chesapeak at which Said Vessel would arrive at.

The Ledanon Wine having Since arrived, I have Shipped Same on the Cadmus Capt Ives bound for Boston consigned to the Collector of that Port to be forwarded to you, I have Sent him the Invoice amounting to two hundred eighty nine francs & thirty centimes, he will forward the same to you with this letter which I recommend to his care—I hope you will be pleased with the articles per Union & Cadmus, to the procuring & conditioning of which I have paid every attention in my Power. I respectfully request you to accept my best & warmest wishes on the renewal of the year and that the Almighty may long preserve those days which you have rendered So highly useful to your grateful Country is the Sincere wish of your most respectful & most grateful Servant,

Josha Dodge

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “To Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello, Virginia”; endorsed by TJ as received 11 Apr. 1821 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosed in Henry A. S. Dearborn to TJ, 3 Apr. 1821.

Index Entries

  • Cadmus (ship) search
  • Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammell; as Boston customs collector search
  • Dodge, Joshua; and wine and groceries for TJ search
  • Dodge, Joshua; letters from search
  • Ives, Samuel (ship captain) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; orders wine from J. Dodge search
  • Lédenon, France; wine from search
  • Union (brig) search
  • wine; of Lédenon search
  • wine; sent to TJ search