Thomas Jefferson Papers

Jonathan Thompson to Thomas Jefferson, 12 December 1821

From Jonathan Thompson

Custom House New York     
Collectors Office Dec. 12th 1821.—


I have rec’d ⅌r the Ship Imperial from Havre, a letter from Mr Beasley, the U. States Consul there, with a Bill of Lading enclosed for a case of Books, but without Invoice, to ascertain the duties, if you have the same, please forward it to me, if not is it your pleasure they be valued by the Appraisers & forwarded to Richmond Virga, agreeably to your former directions

with great respect, am Your Obt Servt
Jonathan Thompson

RC (MHi); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Thompson; at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson Esq Monticello Va”; endorsed by TJ as received 22 Dec. 1821 and so recorded in SJL.

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