From James Baker
Richmond April 23. 1817—
Immediately on receipt of your order of Feby 9th I requested my friend in Boston to forward me a quintal of best Dun Fish (there being none in this city) the receipt of which has been prevented ’till this time—mr Gibson will forward it to you—Should any other article peculiar to the northern market be wanted it will afford me pleasure to receive your order—
RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 28 Apr. 1817 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to George Washington Jeffreys, 12 June 1817, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Montecello Virginia”; franked; postmarked (faint) Richmond, 4 Apr.