Rich’d 23d Octobr 1820
I am in rect this morning your esteemed favor covering J. W. Eppes’s draft on the Virga Bank for thirty five hundred $3,500 dollars payable to my order, which is drawn & at your credit, & will be paid to your orders as fast as called for—In the last three or four days have paid several small drafts of yours to various persons—
I have met with the half of a delightful double Gloucester Cheese, which I have had carefully put up for you, & only wait to forward it, to be informed whether it shall go to Monticello or Poplar Forrest—I beg you will accept it, & am sorry I could not obtain the whole—
You did not mention in your last whether the Harpsichord strings had reached you safely, & whether they would answer.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.