Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Jonathan Thompson, 1 December 1824

Custom House New York Collectors Office December 1. 1824.

Sir,

I received per Brig Argus, from Messrs Dodge & Oxnard, Marseilles, an Invoice & Bill of Lading of Eleven cases of Merchandise, on which have paid the Duties, Freight &c, and have forwarded the same to Richmond, Va as per bill of lading enclosed to Col. Bernard Peyton. I also enclose the Invoice & a Letter from Messrs Dodge & Oxnard to you, & remain,

With the greatest respect
your Obt Servt
Jonathan Thompson
Collr
Amount of Duties viz,
on Macaroni $29 value @ 15 perrCt  *$4.35
55 Gallons Wine @ 30 cents 16.50
111/12 Groce Bottles @ $2 3.83
$ 24.68
Permit & certified Entry .40
Cartage .50
Freight from Marseilles 11.04
Primage do 1.10
Dollars 37.72

* [note in TJ’s hand]:

fr [. . .]  D c
* 38.40 = 7.20
15.prct on 7.20 is 1.08
4.35
overcharge  3.27

MHi.

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