Thomas Jefferson Papers

James H. McCulloch to Thomas Jefferson, 26 February [1822]

From James H. McCulloch

Custom House Balto        
Collts Off’ Feby 26 1821 [1822]


I received this morning a letter from Collo B Peyton of Richmond, enclosing a check on the Bank of Baltimo, for five dollars thirty five cents, duties & expences on a box of books consigned to my care for you, & shipped hence in the schooner Spartan to Richmond the beginning of last month.

The vessel has been detained by the ice till   but has now proceeded to her destination, & I hope will have delivered the books safely to Collo Peyton, by the time you receive this.

I beg leave to renew the assurances of sincere respect & the best wishes for your continued health & peace which are never wanting with
Your obliged frd & Servt

Jas H McCulloch


Mr Rush’s letter & the invo of books, shall be sent to Collo Peyton by first vessel.

RC (DLC: TJ Papers, 221:39559); misdated; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 26 Feb. 1822 received 3 Mar. 1822 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with Dft of TJ to James Monroe, 2 July 1824, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello Virginia”; stamp canceled; franked; postmarked Baltimore, 26 Feb.

The schooner containing TJ’s books left Baltimore on 14 Feb. 1822 and proceeded to Richmond (Baltimore Patriot & Mercantile Advertiser, 14 Feb. 1822).

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  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; Invoice from Lackington, Hughes & Company search
  • Lackington, Hughes & Company (London firm); and books for TJ search
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  • McCulloch, James Hugh (father of James H. McCulloh); collector at Baltimore search
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  • Peyton, Bernard; and books for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made 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
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