Thomas Jefferson Papers

James H. McCulloch to Thomas Jefferson, 2 February 1822

From James H. McCulloch

Custom House Baltimo   
Collts Off’ Feby 2d 1822

Dr Sir,

I have taken my time to give you the further intelligence of your case of books necessary, as the season had arrested the vessel in which it was shipped for Richmond, & is only very lately relaxing so far as to permit some efforts for the prosecution of her voyage. There is some hope now that the books will be in a short time delivered to Collo Peyton, to whom I shall write by this mail.

I had engaged another vessel to carry the box before I heard from you; but though the master called at the ship with my order, he was so much afraid of the gathering ice, as to leave it & depart precipitately.

The entry at this office made by my son, in submission to form & law, is as follows.

1 box books—value ⅌ invo Stg £7. 4.
deduct disct & cost of box 16. 6
6. 7. 6
           10 ⅌Ct 12. 9
7. 0. 3  or D31.00 @ 15 ⅌Ct D4.65
permit 20 Cts—blanks for entry 25 Cts = D .45 } = .70
Draya from ship 25 Ds5.35

The box is shipped in the Schr Spartan, Capt Creighton, consigned to Collo Bernd Peyton Richmond.

I have only to add my wishes for your constant health & peace, to the tender of any future services I may be permitted to render, & remain with unchanging sentiments of respectful gratitude

Your obt servt

Jas H McCulloch


If the papers you forwarded here, (of which only the invo was necessary to us) are to be returned, please to inform me, when convenient.

They are, beside the invo—bill of ladg—& duplica letter from Mr Rush.

RC (DLC): at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Feb. 1822 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Creighton, Isaac (ship captain) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; Invoice from Lackington, Hughes & Company search
  • Lackington, Hughes & Company (London firm); invoice from search
  • McCulloch, James Hugh (father of James H. McCulloh); collector at Baltimore search
  • McCulloch, James Hugh (father of James H. McCulloh); family of search
  • McCulloch, James Hugh (father of James H. McCulloh); letters from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and books for TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Rush, Richard; and books for TJ search
  • Spartan (schooner) search
  • taxes; customs search
  • weather; effect on shipping search
  • weather; ice search