Monto Apr. 29. 23.
After opening 3. of my boxes I found the one containing the missing ox-skulls Etc for pavilions 2. & 5. and I now send the box. it was marked by mistake T.I. No 1. as we retained the cost of it until it could be found, it will now be proper to remit the money withe the short payment also of your former remittance. the statement I think is thus.
|Lead, packing boxes etc||74.12|
|ornaments accdg to prices pd of rumt||382.39|
|retained for the articles missing||41.86|
|your late remittance||–390.14|
|due to mr Coffee||24.51|
|add the money retained||41.86|
|sum now to be remitted||66.37|
which to end the matter & his complaints had better be remitted promptly and by a bank draught or some other payable on N. Y. friendly & respectful salutns
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.