Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to James Gibbon, 12 April 1821

To James Gibbon

Monticello Apr. 12. 21.

Dear Sir

I have just recieved a letter from mr Dearborn[e] Collector of Boston informing me he had forwarded to your office 3. boxes of wine from Marseilles, noting the amount of duties & freight at 17. D 05 c. this sum I have requested Capt Peyton to remit to him immediately and to pay any additional expences incurr[ed] and the object of the present letter is to ask the favor of you to have the boxes delivered to him, and to accept the assurances of my great esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of Alexander Garrett to TJ, [8 Oct. 1820]; edge trimmed; at foot of text: “Majr Gibbons”; mistakenly endorsed by TJ as a letter of 12 May 1821, but correctly recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammell; as Boston customs collector search
  • Gibbon, James; and payments made for TJ search
  • Gibbon, James; as collector at Richmond search
  • Gibbon, James; letters to search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • wine; sent to TJ search