From James Blake
Phila. Octr. 20. 1795
The widow of Mr. Carmichael is arrived in the United States—and resides near Chester-Town in Maryland. I made her acquainted with the disappointment I had respecting a copy of Cortes’s letters, which her husband intended for you—and she informed me, she would send it to Baltimore, to any acquaintance of yours you would please to mention. Pray, Sir, will you be so good as to write her a line on the subject, and address it as below. With great respect I have the honor to be—Sir, Your most obedient & most humble servant
Madame Carmichael Near Chester-Town Maryland
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire”; endorsed by TJ as received 3 Nov. 1795 and so recorded in SJL.