Custom House Boston Septem 20th 1825
Much Respected Sir,
I have shipped the Marble capitals on board the Schooner Genl Jackson & consigned them to Col. Peyton of Richmond.
As this is a boisterous season of the year, I consulted several Merchants as to the propriety of having them insured, & they being decidedly of opinion that it had better be done. I have taken the liberty of effecting it, on the Invoice cost & the freight &c to this place,—the latter amounting to over 800 dollars. The premium being only three fourths of one per cent. I believed you would approve of the Course I have taken & sincerely hope I shall not incur your displeasure for so doing.—
In a day or two I will forward to you the expenses which have accrued. As the cost of the Capitals is not known to me, I had the policy drawn up to cover the Invoice cost, and therefore will thank you to be so kind as to send me a copy of the Invoice.—
H, A, S, Dearborn
P.S. since the above was written I have obtained & paid all the bills & expense here, as follows.
|〃Freight from Lehorn|
|〃 Expenses in Boston||17.50|
|〃Insurance on the invoice|
|cost & the above sum of|
|81280/100 dols at ¾ of one per cent=|
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.