From James P. Cocke
Apl 29th 1812
I am conserned that every effort to procure fish for you have been inaffecttual, two has been caught but so managed that they are dead, so soon as I can command them I will advise you & then will endevour to mannage the thing better in the mean time am
J P Cocke
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson Esr”; endorsed by TJ as received 29 Apr. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.