To John Condit
Washington Oct. 1. 1803.
Your kindness on a former occasion in procuring me the cyder of Newark, encourages me to trouble you again in the same way. I should be very glad to get eight barrels of the first quality, to be forwarded here as soon as it is in a proper state to move. your engaging this for me will be thankfully acknoleged.
I hope we shall see you on the first day of the session, as the unavoidable absence of two Western members of the Senate will leave us nothing to spare. Accept my friendly salutations and assurances of respect & esteem.
PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Doctr. Condit”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.
unavoidable absence: John Smith of Ohio did not take his seat until 25 Oct., but Thomas Worthington, Ohio’s other senator, and the senators from Tennessee and Kentucky attended the opening session on 17 Oct., as did Condit (Biog. Dir. Cong. description begins Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989, Washington, D.C., 1989 description ends ; JS description begins Journal of the Senate of the United States, Washington, D.C., 1820-21, 5 vols. description ends , 3:295-6, 302).