Thomas Jefferson Papers

Richard Rush to Thomas Jefferson, 23 October 1821

From Richard Rush

London October 23. 1821.

Dear sir.

My last to you was on the 9th of this month in reply to your favor of the 14th of August, and enclosed copies of two notes from Mr Blatterman.

I have now the pleasure to mention, that the books, as by the enclosed bill and receipt from Mess. Lackingtons, have been forwarded from this port to Baltimore, in the Mandarin, (there being no ship for Norfolk or Richmond) in a box to your address, consigned to the collector, and I hope may arrive safely. The vessel was to have sailed the day before yesterday.

Permit me to offer to you, dear sir, the continued assurances of my great respect and attachment.

Richard Rush.

Tripl (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as a “3plicate” received 6 Jan. Dupl (MHi); address cover only; with FC of TJ to Bernard Peyton, 16 Apr. 1824, on verso; addressed: “Mr Jefferson. Monticello Virginia”; with “2.” added by Rush, presumably to indicate a Dupl; stamped “SHIP”; franked; postmarked New York, 11 Dec.; with additional note in James Maury’s hand and signed by him: “Am Consulate Liverpool 30th Oct 1821. ⅌ James Monroe for Newyork.” An unlocated text of this letter is recorded in SJL as received 22 Dec. 1821. Enclosed in TJ to James H. McCulloch, 23 Dec. 1821.

The firm of Lackington, Hughes & Company sent Rush the enclosed receipt. Dated 18 Oct. 1821, it noted payment by Rush of “Six Pounds Ten Shillings for Books as per Acct” (MS in MHi; in the hand of a representative of the firm). Rush likely also enclosed here a customs receipt from Jeremiah Le Souef, the United States vice consul at London, dated London, 19 Oct. 1821, and noting payment by Rush of “Twelve shillings & sixpence for charges on a box of books addressed to Mr Jefferson,—shipped in the Mandarin, F. W. Moores for Baltimore,” with itemization at foot of text of charges for duty, entry, shipping, porterage, and dock dues (MS in MHi; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Le Souef; with “Original” in parentheses adjacent to signature).

Index Entries

  • Blaettermann, George Wilhelm; seeks position at University of Virginia search
  • James Monroe (ship) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; receives works search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Lackington, Hughes & Company (London firm); and books for TJ search
  • Lackington, Hughes & Company (London firm); receipt from search
  • Le Souef, Jeremiah; as vice consul at London search
  • Mandarin (ship) search
  • Maury, James (1746–1840); as consul at Liverpool search
  • McCulloch, James Hugh (father of James H. McCulloh); collector at Baltimore search
  • Moores, F. W. (ship captain) search
  • Rush, Richard; and books for TJ search
  • Rush, Richard; and University of Virginia search
  • Rush, Richard; letters from search
  • Virginia, University of; Faculty and Curriculum; modern languages professorship search
  • Virginia, University of; Faculty and Curriculum; recruitment of faculty from Europe search