Thomas Jefferson Papers

Fernagus De Gelone to Thomas Jefferson, 19 May 1821

From Fernagus De Gelone

New York 19. May 1821


I frankly confess that my property has been Seized for rent, but provisionally. I will in time redeem my books. Most of them would be valuable in any Country. I have bought already to the amount of $150.=they go of course to a tierce person—for Sometime. But I have no bread now. I expect that You will have the Kindness to Send me Some money, on my promise that I will repay you in cash or in books at your choice.

Major General Berthier who once Served in this Country, was a near relation to my mother. I have right to recover money now from france, from the Havannah and from Canandaigua—

Wishing you a perfect health Most respected Sir.

I am Your very humble and obedient Servant

fernagus De Gelone

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 27 May 1821, but recorded in SJL as received a day earlier. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to John Patterson, 8 Aug. 1821, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticelo. Milton Virginia”; franked; postmarked New York, 19 May.

Index Entries

  • Berthier, Louis Alexandre, Prince de Neuchâtel; family of search
  • Fernagus De Gelone, Jean Louis; as bookseller search
  • Fernagus De Gelone, Jean Louis; family of search
  • Fernagus De Gelone, Jean Louis; finances of search
  • Fernagus De Gelone, Jean Louis; letters from search
  • rent; nonpayment of search