To George Latimer
Washington Dec. 4. 1801.
Your favor of Nov. 28. came to hand the night before last, and I thank you for the attentions to the boxes by the ship Pensylvania. the letter you inclosed mentions the contents to be two figures in plaister & one in marble and refers me to a letter I am to recieve from Baltimore for some explanations which it will be necessary for me to recieve before I can direct what is to be done with the boxes. in the mean time I inclose you the bill of lading, and pray you to permit the boxes to remain at the customhouse till I shall hear further on the subject. Accept assurances of my esteem & respect