Thomas Jefferson Papers

Henry A. S. Dearborn to Thomas Jefferson, 12 December 1821

From Henry A. S. Dearborn

Custom House Boston Dec. 12. 1821.—

Much respected Sir,

I enclose the invoice & letter of Messrs Dodge & Oxnard, & on the other side, is a memorandum of the expenses which I have paid here. The articles will go to Richmond,1 in the Brig Richmond, Snow master, which sails next sunday.

The medal I will also send, in a letter, to Capt Peyton, by the same vessel.

With the highest respect I have the honor to be Sir,

Your most obt. St.

H, A, S, Dearborn

RC (DLC); written on a sheet folded to form four pages, with letter on p. 1, enclosed account on p. 3, and address on p. 4; addressed: “To Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello state of Virgina”; franked; postmarked Boston, 13 Dec.; endorsed by TJ as received 22 Dec. 1821 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Joshua Dodge to TJ, 24 Sept. 1821. Other enclosure printed below.

Dearborn likely also enclosed here a signed receipt from George Campbell dated Boston, 4 Dec. 1821, indicating that Dearborn had paid Campbell $32.55 for freight on “25 boxes measuring 93 feet from Marseilles in Brig Packet @ 14– pr. ton” plus 10 percent for primage, totaling $35.81 (MS in DLC; in Campbell’s hand, with amount of primage filled in by Dearborn; related calculations in an unidentified hand adjacent to signature; endorsed in an unidentified hand: “G. Campbell $35.81 T. Jefferson wine Decer 4, 1821 a/c H,A,S,D”).

1Manuscript: “Richchond.”

Index Entries

  • Belsunce de Castelmoron, Henri François Xavier de, bishop of Marseille; medal honoring search
  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Campbell, George (ship captain) search
  • Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammell; as Boston customs collector search
  • Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammell; letters from search
  • Dodge, Joshua; and medal for TJ search
  • Dodge & Oxnard (Marseille firm); and wine and groceries for TJ search
  • groceries; purchased by TJ search
  • medals; honoring H. F. X. de Belsunce de Castelmoron search
  • medals; sent to TJ search
  • Packet (brigantine) search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Richmond (brig) search
  • Snow, Mr. (ship captain) search
  • wine; sent to TJ search