To Hugh Holmes
Monticello July 21. 13.
Availing myself of your kind offer, I forwarded to Staunton by the stage 39.℔ unwashed Merino wool which I hope has reached you safely. the cloth when made I would wish to have dyed of the darkest blue colour they can give it, which I think you said was what they called a navy blue. I yesterday wrote to Gibson & Jefferson to forward to the bank of Winchester, subject to your call, 30. Dollars which as well as I could judge from your information, would cover the expences of manufacture. with many apologies for giving you all this trouble, and thanks for your1 undertaking it, be pleased to accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect.
PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “The honble Hugh Holmes”; endorsed by TJ.
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