From David Gelston
New York June 26th 1812.
Opportunities are not now frequent to Richmond—it has also occurred to me, that some risk may attend, and probably before any vessel offers for Virginia, there will be sufficient time to hear from you, I have thought it most prudent to wait your directions, as to the shipment—insurance—or, whatever you may wish, will with great pleasure be observed, by,
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 1 July 1812 and so recorded in SJL.
Ebenezer Herrick manufactured the spinning machine TJ had ordered.