From George Jefferson
Richmond 19th. Febr. 1800
I should before this have sent you Mr. Anthony’s receipt for the 28 bundles of nail-rod that are down, and which I have delivered—but he is from home, and his Clerk refuses to grant a receipt, as he says he has received no instruction upon the subject. This information I should have given you sooner, but Mr. A has been expected from day to day ever since I received your letter; I however think it improper any longer to defer writing.
There are only 40 bundles left on the way which I hope will be shortly down; the balance Mr. Richardson informs me he has sold Mr. Randolph
I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt.
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 26 Feb. and so recorded in SJL.
In a short letter to TJ dated 21 Mch. George Jefferson enclosed a receipt (now missing) from Joseph Anthony for the remaining 41, not 40, bundles of nailrod which arrived that day (RC in MHi; endorsed by TJ as received 29 Mch. and so recorded in SJL).