To Enoch Edwards
Washington July 9. 1801.
Your favor of the 3d. is duly received. I have not suffered for want of the carriage: and even now mr Hanse may take his own time, for I shall shortly set out for Monticello where I shall pass the months of August & September. he may finish it off therefore at his leisure; and whenever it is ready a line from him or yourself notifying it to me will find me at Monticello, and will suffer but a delay of one week more for the distance. I will immediately order the person from hence who will have been previously engaged to go for the carriage with a pair of horses, and will direct mr John Barnes, here, (who [acts] for me in all private business) to remit the amount as shall be desired. I suppose the only cover necessary for the carriage on that journey will be a chemise of coarse linen. the oilcloth cover is [a] thing of no value [or] discretion. it is to be brought only to this place. the harness I suppose can be secured within—I thank you for [the] prices of the coachees. but I think were I to indulge myself in another carriage of luxury, it should be a Landau, which in fact is [a double] Phaeton, the two tops closing together, when desired, in the following [manner].
PrC (DLC); faint; at foot of text: “Dr. Edwards”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.
1. TJ here canceled “[back?].”