From Stephen Burrowes
Philadelphia 2d. March 1801
As a tribute of respect to your merits as a Friend of the People, & a promoter of the useful arts, I beg your acceptance of a Patent Saddle the construction of which I hope you will be pleased with, it is sent on by the stage this day directed to the care of Mr. Barnes.
I am Sir Respectfully yours.
RC (DLC); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson vice President of the United States Washington”; franked and postmarked; endorsed by TJ as received 4 Mch. and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: 1801 advertisement of elastic patent saddles, along with “a general assortment of Saddles, Bridles, Portmanteaus, Trunks, Whips,” for sale at Burrowes’s Philadelphia manufactory (printed broadside in same).