Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Robert Purviance, 8 March 1806

Washington Mar. 8. 06.


You some time ago were so kind as to inclose me Capt. Bede Clement’s reciept of Feb. 7. for a box directed to me from Marseilles, which promised to deliver the same at Washington. hearing nothing of his vessel, the schooner Olive branch, I sent a servant to Alexandria to enquire for her. he returned with information that she had been there & here a fortnight ago. he has now spent two days in examining the different warehouses at George town & Washington, but cannot find that the capt. left my box. I did suppose it incumbent on a capt. to give notice to parties interested. I am obliged to ask the favor of you to have enquiry made from him on this subject, & to be so good as to communicate it to me. I am sorry to give you the trouble but have no other means of obtaining information Accept my salutations & assurances of great respect

Th: Jefferson


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