Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Wilson, 12 April 1821

To Joseph Wilson

Monticello Apr. 12. 21.


By a letter of Jan. 1. from mr Joshua Dodge our Consu[l] at Marseilles he informs me that sometime before that date he had shipped for me some wines and other articles on board the brig Union of Marblehead. he does not say that she was bound to Marblehead or to what port. but as she has been long out and I have heard nothing of her I have hoped you would do me the kindness to inform me whether any thing and what may be known of her in that place. a line of information on that subject will be very thankfully recieved and I pray you to accept the assurance of my esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Thomas B. Parker to TJ, 16 Jan. 1821; edge trimmed; at foot of text: “Mr Wilson”; endorsed by TJ.

Joseph Wilson (ca. 1757–1821) was appointed collector and revenue inspector at Marblehead, Massachusetts, by TJ in 1802. He held that position until his death (PTJ description begins Julian P. Boyd, Charles T. Cullen, John Catanzariti, Barbara B. Oberg, James P. McClure, and others, eds., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, 1950– , 44 vols. description ends , vols. 38–9; JEP description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States description ends , 1:432, 440, 3:239, 245 [11, 21 Jan. 1803, 1, 19 Feb. 1821]; Salem Gazette, 3 Aug. 1821).

Index Entries

  • Dodge, Joshua; and wine and groceries for TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; orders wine from J. Dodge search
  • Union (brig) search
  • Wilson, Joseph; as collector at Marblehead, Mass. search
  • Wilson, Joseph; identified search
  • Wilson, Joseph; letters to search
  • wine; sent to TJ search