To S. Smith & Buchanan
Washington April 14. 1803.
Agreeably to the tenor of your letter of Mar. 14. recieved only the 4th. inst. I now inclose you a note of the branch bank here on that of Baltimore for 42.42 D for the freight from Lisbon, duties & porterage of two casks of wine sent for me by mr Jarvis. should he inform you of the cost &c. due him you will oblige me by communicating it. Accept my salutations.
PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Messrs. Smith & Buchanan”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.
Two days later, the firm of S. Smith & Buchanan wrote TJ, acknowledging “receipt of your letter dated 14th Inst., & inclosing a Check for forty two dollars & forty two Cents, in full for the Expenses paid by us on two Casks Wine forwarded to our care by Mr Jarvis from Lisbon” (RC in MHi; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Apr. and so recorded in SJL).