Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Library of Congress Committee, 6 March 1806

ca. 6 Mch. 1806

The Library commee in acct with Th:J. Dr. Cr
D c
By paimt to Pougens books for Th:J 535livre tournois 98.98
By my proportion of 16.23 freight Paris to Havre 3.62
To paimts. by Th:J. freight Havre to Norfolk 7.32
 do. Norfolk to Geo. T. 2.75
   duties pd at Norfolk 52.22
   bond. permit, drayage .37
 balance due from Th:J. 39.94    
102.60 102.60
There were 2. boxes of books, in one of which were those of Th:J. being about half the contents of 1. box
the freight charges of packages & freight to Havre, were 87livre tournois-15-3=16.23 D which divided in propn to prime cost of books 1866:535::12.61:3.62
there, 2 hampers of wine for Th:J.were added, so that from there

There came together 2. hampers of wine for Th:J. & 2. boxes of books, in one of which were those of Th:J. being about half the contents of the box

therefore all charges of freight are divided into three parts, 2 of them to Th:J. & 1. to the Commee

the duties are proportioned to prime cost to wit As 1866livre tournois:535livre tournois::52.22 D:24.79 D

The charges then stand thus

freights from Paris to Havre. unknown
total Commee Th:J.
Havre to Norfolk 21.98 7.32 14.66
Norfolk to George T. 8.25 2.75 5.50
Duties pd at Norfolk 77.01 52.22 24.79
bonds, permit Drayage 1.12 .37 .75

all charges were paid by Th:J. except the freight from Paris to Havre which was paid by mr Livingston 87.15livre tournois=16.23

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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