Thomas Jefferson Papers

Samuel J. Harrison to Thomas Jefferson, 17 January 1813

From Samuel J. Harrison

Lynchbg Jany 17th 1813


I have recd your favor of the 7th Inst and would have replied to it sooner, but for wishing to see Mr Goodman first.

I wish to buy your Tobo, but think the price you ask, more than it is worth—I should be willing to give you $6. for the Leaf & $4. for the stemd; which Certainly is Liberal; and would be saving you the Trouble & Risk of sending it to Richmond, which is not Very inconsiderable.

If you choose, I will take it at the above prices, otherwise I must wait, and take my Chance with you, by & bye, when it is prized—and shall Congratulate my self if, the times should Intitle you to more.

I am sir Yr Mo ob Hb St

S J Harrison

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 28 Jan. 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

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