No 21. Cedar StNew York 19: Jan: 1822.
Your favour of the 10th inst, with Mr Coffee’s letter enclosed came to hand yesterday; I with Pleasure hasten to comply with your request. I made inquiry concerning the prices of the several articles desired, and find them to be at present as follows viz:—
|Dry puer white-lead||$13||per 100 lb|
|Linseed oil, raw per Gall:||.75 cents|
|Spirits of Tupentine per Gall:||.40|
|Double Tin per Box marked thus x and||}||$16|
|containing 100 sheets 17 by 12|
|Second quality and smaller size con-||}||13||:50|
|taining 225 sheets 10 by 13 and ½|
The smaller size, with two crosses thus XX, which denotes the quality of the tin, would be about $2 more per box.—
I made the preceding inquiry, of a man who carries on the tin business, in an extensive manner, and has covered a number of houses in this city: He appears to be a correct judge of the kind and quality necessary for that purpose; and says, the size and quality above mentioned, are the ones most commonly used in the covering of houses.—
I beg to add, that any service, I can be to Mr Jefferson, in the transacting of any business for him in this City, will be rendered with the greatest pleasure.
W. A. Thompson