Thomas Jefferson Papers

Benjamin Jones to Thomas Jefferson, 25 March 1815

From Benjamin Jones

Philadela 25th March 1815

Respected Friend

I reced your favor of 4h Int and was glad to recognise your well known hand once more and I now Send you the articles order’d remarking at the Same time that Iron had become very Scarce and the price very high previous to the news of peace. it has falln A little but is Still high compared with former times. A few months I hope will regulate these things. I send you now

16 Bars of Iron assorted wt 5.0.7  at  8.50 p wt $43.04
18 Bundles rod Iron 9.0 0  at 10. 90.00
1 Bundle 4d hoop Iron 3.11  at 11 9.35  
portage 37 ½
$142.76 ½

the vessel was to have Loaded Some days ago but did not get ready till this day. She will Sail in 2 or 3 day

I am with much Respect yours

Benjn Jones

RC (MHi); numerous superfluous periods editorially omitted; between dateline and salutation: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 31 Mar. 1815 and so recorded in SJL.

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