Thomas Jefferson Papers

Jonathan Thompson to Thomas Jefferson, 24 June 1822

From Jonathan Thompson

Custom House New York— 
June 24th 1822.    

Dear sir

Inclosed is a bill of lading for a box of seeds received per the Ship Six Brothers, Williams Master from Havre the amount of expenses paid the Captain are as follows.

Freight from Havre $ 1.
Transportation from Paris paid by him 1. 24
2. 24
Primage 10 PerCt 23
$ 2. 47

The box I have forwarded to the care of Mr Bernard Peyton, Richmond, Virginia—There is no charge for expenses or duties here—   With great respect, am

Your Obt Servt

Jonathan Thompson

RC (MHi); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Thompson; at foot of text in same clerk’s hand: “Thomas Jefferson Esq. Monticello Virginia”; endorsed by TJ as received 1 July 1822 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with Dft of TJ to Thomas Appleton, 8 Oct. 1824, on recto and verso; addressed in Thompson’s hand: “Thomas Jefferson Esq late President of the U States Monticello Virginia”; franked; postmarked New York, 24 June. Enclosure not found.

Index Entries

  • Jardin des plantes et Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle; seeds from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • seeds; sent to TJ search
  • Six Brothers (ship) search
  • Thompson, Jonathan; as collector at New York search
  • Thompson, Jonathan; letters from search
  • Williams, Calvin (ship captain) search