Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn, 9 December 1824

Custom House Boston Dec. 9. 1824—

Respected Sir,

I received, by the Schooner Franklin, from Dodge & Oxnard, of Marseiles, five cases & one cask of wine, which I have shipped, on board the Schooner Virginia, to the care of Col. B. Peyton in Richmond.

The expenses have been as follows.

Freight from Marseiles 8.80–
Wharfage, drayage &c. 1.61 
Duties 20.89 
Dollars = 31.30 

Enclosed is a letter from the shippers in France, & the invoice.

I hope my father will be able to make you a visit, while he is in Washington, which he contemplated doing, with much pleasure—previous to his departure?

I am very happy to perceive, from your report to the Legislature of Virginia, that the university, which you have so honorably labored to establish, will soon be in operation;—a glorious monument of the munificence of the state & of your real & distinguished efforts for the progress & diffusion of intelligence—the foundation of our free institutions, & the soul of liberty.

With the most profound veneration for your public & private worth I have the honor to be your most obt. St.

H. A. S. Dearborn

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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