From George Jefferson
Richmond 22d. Octr. 1801
I duly received your favor of the 19th and have by to nights post written to our correspondent in Petersburg to make a purchase of the tobacco you require agreeably to your direction. for although it has got up there as I understand to 27/. yet I think it will more probably rise still higher than fall.
Mr. Ashley of Norfolk informs me that he has forwarded you some Hams, which I hope will arrive safe
I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt.
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 26 Oct. and so recorded in SJL.