Charlottesville 3rd February 1820
J B Benson presents to Thomas Jefferson Esqr, his most respectful compliments, and hopes he is well— Recollecting a remark of Th J.—that he could not get any of the Good Fish brought by the Stage Drivers. JBB. has presumed to purchase one for him, which he flatters himself, will give satisfaction—the price, tis true, is rather an extravagant one, but it does not often occur—if my earnest solicitude, can make it more delicious than I think it is nothing can equal it.
J. B. Benson
Weight 17a a 20 cts – $3.40
MHi: Coolidge Collection.