To John Williams
Monticello Apr. 30. 12.
If I have had any advice as to the small package of Coffee you mention, it has been so long ago that I cannot recollect it, nor now turn to the paper. I rather suspect it to be a parcel of some particular place or quality sent as a curiosity, perhaps from the new cultivators of that article on Florida point, with some of whom I have had communications on that culture. if you will do me the favor to forward it by water to Richmond, to messrs Gibson & Jefferson my correspondents there, they will reimburse any expences incurred on it, & will forward it to me. Accept my thanks for your attention and trouble and the assurance of my respect.
RC (DLC: Kislak Collection); at foot of text: “Mr John Williams.” PoC (MoSHi: TJC-BC); endorsed by TJ.