From Charles Ludlow
New York. June 24th: 1803.
This acknowledges the receipt of your Excellency’s Letter of the 17th: Instant with the one inclosed for Mr: Cheetham which delivered to him after sealing it, at the same time informed that I would pay his Bill for such Articles as he had sent before together with those [to be] procured. Mr: Cheetham having compleated the Order I now forward [by Stage] two packages and one long Box marked No. 1–2 & 3 addressed agreeably to request. The balance due Mr: Cheetham Amot: $22.93/100 have paid him as pr Acct: inclosed and charged the same to Mr: John Barnes as you was pleased to direct—I shall always be happy to execute such further Commands as you may hereafter honor me with—
In the mean time I subscribe myself Your Excellency’s Most Obed:. & very humb. servt:
RC (MHi); torn, with words in brackets supplied from Dft; at head of text: “His Excellency Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 26 June but recorded in SJL at the 25th. Dft (ViW).