Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Jonathan Thompson, 31 May 1825

Custom House New York Collectors Office 31 May 1825.

Dear Sir

I herewith transmit a letter & invoice received per the Ship Martha, Freeman master from Marseilles, also a bill of lading for four boxes of wine, received by the said vessel & now forwarded by the Sloop Virginia Capt Petty for Richmond, to the care of col. Bernard Peyton for you. I received a letter from Co. Peyton of the 19th instant, with a bill of lading, Invoice & certificate relative to three cases of Books per the Brig Mazzinghi. West master from Hamburg, for the University of Virginia, the cases of Books I have forwarded by the Schooner Boliver Capt Mitchill to Co. Peyton as per Bill of lading enclosed and return the invoice & certificate herewith all of which, hope may arrive safe.

With greatest respect remain your Obt Servt

Jonathan Thompson Collector

Thomas Jefferson

To Jonathan Thompson Dr

To duty on four cases wine marked

T.J. No 1 @ 4. 50 bottles each per ship Martha Freeman

Master from Marseilles say

40 Galls @ 30 cts. $12.00
bottles 1 4/12 groce @ 200. 2.67
permit & certified entry .40
Cartage .25
Freight at  $.11. per Ton 6.05 } 6.65
10  p.Ct primage 60

Thos Jefferson

To Jonathan Thompson Dr

To Freight of three boxes Books marked UVC Nos 10 @ 12.

per the Brig Mazzinghi from Hamburg  $11.00
 15 pCt primage 1.65
 Cartage 25
Free of duty having been imported
for the University of Virginia


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