James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Jonathan Thompson, 14 June 1821

From Jonathan Thompson

Customhouse N York Collectors Office
June 14. 1821.


There is in the public Store of this Port a small box directed to you said to contain garden seeds from the Royal Garden near Paris rec’d per Ship Cadmus from Havre.1 Please direct how it shall be forwarded to you. I am with the greatest respect your Obt. Servt.

Jonathan Thompson2


RC (DLC). Docketed by JM, with his note: “requested to send the Box to Messrs. M. & C. direct or via Norfolk.”

1See Eyrien Frères & Cie. to JM, 2 Apr. 1821.

2Jonathan Thompson (1773–1846) was a New York merchant and Republican party leader whom JM appointed collector of direct taxes and internal duties for the second district of New York in 1814. Thompson was collector of the port of New York, 1820–29 (Frederick Diodati-Thompson, “The Family of Thompson, of the County of Suffolk, New York,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 22 [1891]: 41–42; PJM-PS description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (7 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984–). description ends 6:519 n. 1; Senate Exec. Proceedings description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). description ends , 3:218, 220).

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