Mar. 6. 1806.
Th: Jefferson to mr Beckley.
At the time I wrote to Pougens at Paris for books for the library commee I wrote for some volumes of the Encyclopedie for myself, instructing him expressly not to blend the accounts, and to pack & address the books separately. he nevertheless packed them together & recieved paiment for the whole from mr Livingston, to wit 1866. for the committee & 535. for me. mr Livingston also paid the expences of package at Paris & freight to Havre 87—15—3 = 16.23 D my books occupied about half of one box at Havre 2. hampers of wine of mine were shipped with the 2. boxes of books. I paid all freight from Havre to Norfolk, duties & port charges at Norfolk, & freight to George town. I therefore settle the whole on the following principles. 1. Expences of package at Paris, freight to Havre, & duties at Norfolk are divided in proportion to prime cost, to wit, 1836: 535 2. freight from Havre to Norfolk &, Georgetown is charged ⅓ to the commee and ⅔ to Th:J. the account then will stand thus.
|The library committee in account with Th: Jefferson||Dr.||Cr.|
|By paiment to Pougens for the books of Th:J. 535||98.||98|
|By proportion of 16.23 D freight from Paris to Havre & packages||3.||62|
|To paiments by Th:J.||freight from Havre to Norfolk||7.32|
|do. Norfolk to George town||2.75|
|duties at Norfolk||52.22|
|bonds, permit drayage||.37|
|To check on bank US. for balance||39.94|
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.