Thomas Jefferson Papers

Henry A. S. Dearborn to Thomas Jefferson, 3 April 1821

From Henry A. S. Dearborn

Custom House Boston Apl. 3d. 1821.—

Much respected Sir,

By the ship Cadmus, I received three cases of wine, for you, which was shipped by J. Dodge Esqr U. S. Consul at Marseilles. Enclosed is a letter from him & the invoice.

Not knowing your agent, I have sent the wine, in the Huntress, as per the bill of lading, to James Gibbons Esqr, the Collector at Richmond, with a request, that he would take charge of it, & await your instructions.

The charges at this port were,

Duties &c. 8. 80
Freight 8  25
 Dollars = 17. 05

I hope I have acted in conformity to your wishes, in thus forwarding the cases, and shall ever be most happy to attend to any commands, you may be pleased to confer upon me.

With the highest respect, I have the honor to be, your most obt. St.

H, A, S, Dearborn

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Th. Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 11 Apr. 1821 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Joshua Dodge to TJ, 1 Jan. 1821. Other enclosure not found.

Index Entries

  • Cadmus (ship) search
  • Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammell; as Boston customs collector search
  • Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammell; letters from search
  • Dodge, Joshua; and wine and groceries for TJ search
  • Dodge, Joshua; as consul at Marseille search
  • Gibbon, James; as collector at Richmond search
  • Huntress (packet sloop) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; orders wine from J. Dodge search
  • wine; sent to TJ search