Monticello Jan. 27. 19.
I wrote on the 15th inst in answer to your obliging favor of the 8th since which that of the 18th has come to hand. in consequence thereof I have this day written to mr Mallory Collector of Norfolk, to pray him (if the rules of office permit) to enter and pay the charges & duties on my articles at Norfolk and to forward them direct to Richmond. I have taken the liberty of saying you would immediately forward to him the bills of lading, which I request you to have the goodness to do and to accept my tha[. . .] the kind trouble you have taken with the assurance [. . .] my great esteem & respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.