Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Jonathan Thompson, 27 June 1823

Custom House New York Collectors Office June 27th 1823.—

Dear Sir,

By due course of Mail I rec’d your letter of the 18th instant, relative to the Marble Capitals for the University.—previous to which I rec’d a letter and bill of lading by the Brig Draco, Capt. Perkins, from the U.S. Consul, Mr Thos Appleton, at Leghorn—Agreeably to your request, I have caused the cases to be shipped on board a first rate new & sound vessel & at lower freight than I could get them taken in any other—I have paid the freight & primage from Leghorn to N. York, & the duties on the same, an account of which is herewith [. . .], also, a bill of lading of the transportation coastwise by the Schooner Exit, Capt. Bell, and a bill of freight from Leghorn to New York—I return as you request the letter & invoice—Mr Raggi is here & will take passage in the Exit—The Vessel will probably sail in three or four days,

With great respect & esteem, am Your Obt Servt
Jonathan Thompson
Thos Jefferson Esq.
To Jonathon Thompson Dr
To Duty  paid on Marble capitals, Invoice amount 1913
 10 Per Cent addition 191
On $2104 @ 15 Per Centum advalerem $315.60
discount for cash paid at 4 Pr Cr per annum  9.92
permit .20
Freight from Leghorn at $10 per ton on 3⅕ tons 312.––
Primage 10 Per Cent 31.20
Dollars  649.08


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