Thomas Jefferson Papers

Samuel & James Leitch to Thomas Jefferson, 27 March 1813

From Samuel & James Leitch

Charlottesville Mar. 27h 1813


Agreeable to your request we have at length1 procured you a Small pale of Fresh Butter for which we have given 1/3d it was more than we expected to have got it for but could not do better—we are in hopes the quality is Such as will meet your approbation

respectfully your Obdt Servts

Saml & Jas Leitch

P.S The Servant had better bring Something to Carry it in as the pale was reserved

RC (MHi); in Samuel Leitch’s hand; addressed: “Thos Jefferson Esqre Monticello”; endorsed by TJ.

1Manuscript: “lenght.”

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