From George P. Stevenson
Baltimore February 12th 1816
Your’s covering a letter for Paris is this moment received—; the gentleman who is expected to take charge of it for you has not yet presented himself to me—There is no opportunity hence to France and should none occur in a few days I will forward your letter to my house in New York, who will send it forward immediately, as there are daily conveyances thence—I need not repeat, how much pleasure I take in always fulfilling your wishes—
Geo: P. Stevenson
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 16 Feb. 1816 and so recorded in SJL. RC (Mrs. Henry Howe Richards, Groton, Mass., 1947); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to John Barnes, 14 Mar. 1816, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello near Milton Va”; stamped; postmarked Baltimore, 12 Feb.