Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 14 June 1807

Washington June 14. 07.

My dearest Martha

I have just recieved information from mr Jefferson that my shipwrecked goods are gone on from Richmond to Monticello (3. casks excepted which he supposes plundered) and that they appear to be in good condition. as a knolege of what gets safe & in good condition will dispense with my sending on a duplicate provision, I have directed mr Bacon to open all the packages & report to me their condition by return of post; also to inform you of their condition and take your advice as to what had best be done with any of them which may have been wet, which advice I hope you will give. tell Anne I have recieved no report from her yet as to our affairs at Monticello.   I subjoin for your information a list of the shipwrecked packages. my tender love to you all, & to yourself above all.

Th: Jefferson

No. 1. a barrel. white Muscovado sugar.
2. cask. cheese & sundries.
3. do. raisins, rice, loaf sugar.
4. do. crackers.
5. do. brandy double cased
6. 7. 8. 9. four boxes. 200 bottles of cyder
10. 11. 12. barrels of potatoes.
13.  box. 36. beef’s tongues
14. 15. barrels of cyder for vinegar.
16.  box. containg 12. boxes prunes, 4. do. figs
17.    do. 18 bottles oil. 4 do. anchovies
18. 19. boxes. 1. doz. Hungary wine in each.
20. 21. boxes. 59. bottles syrup of punch.
22.  box. horns, books, paper. prints
23.  box. chimney facings.
24. 25. boxes. ornaments in led.


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