From James Blake
Phila. Dec. 8. 1795.
I beg leave to inform you that I have this morning put Cortes’s letters into Mr. Crosby’s hands to be forwarded to you as soon as possible. Mrs. Carmichael brought them with her here from Maryland—but forgot the manuscript. She assured me, however, she would not fail to send it by the first opportunity. With great respect I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most obedient & most humble servant
RC (DLC); facing complimentary close: “No. 2. North 5th. street”; at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire”; endorsed by TJ as received 22 Dec. 1795 and so recorded in SJL.