To John H. Cocke
Monticello Oct. 1. 10.
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Cocke and acknoleges the reciept of eight ewes by his servant, two on his own account and six for Colo Fontaine, and hopes in the ensuing season to be able to return them 4. half blooded Merinos, of the produce of the same ewes. he begs leave to assure mr Cocke of his great esteem & respect.
RC (ViU: TJP-Co); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “John H. Cocke esquire Bremo”; endorsed by Cocke. Not recorded in SJL.