Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Jones, 14 June 1822

To Joseph Jones

Monticello June 14. 22.


I have to thank you for the notice you have been so kind as to give me in yours of the 6th of the reciept of a box with a portrait for me from Liverpool. I have no advice of such a thing, nor knolege of or from whom the portrait is. I will ask the favor of you to draw on Colo Bernard Peyton my correspondent at Richmond for the amount of freight, duties & other charges on the article, to whom I write this day to pay your draught. I presume there are generally vessels passing from Petersbg to Richmond. if you will have the goodness to put it on board one of these addressed to Colo Peyton he will pay the transportation and forward it to me. Accept the assurance of my gre[a]t [es]teem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of RC of Richard Rush to TJ, 11 Dec. 1820; mutilated at seal; at foot of text: “Joseph Jones esq.”; endorsed by TJ. Not recorded in SJL.

Jones’s letter to TJ of the 6th was actually dated 8 June 1822.

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Jones, Joseph; and goods for TJ search
  • Jones, Joseph; letters to search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • taxes; customs search