From James Brown
Richmond 7th. Septr 1791.
I have your favor of the 20t.1 ulto. and shall attend to the Box of Putty Sloop Polly Cap Heth, the articles you forwarded some time ago still remain with me, Mr. Randolph, who was here, ten days ago, desired they might remain till he sent a waggon for them.—I propose making a Shipmt. of Tobacco for France but am alarmed at the proceedings in that Kingdom. Should a Civil War ensue private property would be in danger.—I should be glade of your opinion on this head when you can Spare a moment from more urgent Business.—I am with Respect Sir Your Obt. Hble. Ser.,
RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 3 Oct. 1791 and so recorded in SJL.
1. Thus in MS; should be 29th.