Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 29 April 1823

Monto Apr. 29. 23.

Dear Sir

After opening 3. of my boxes of ornaments 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 from mr Coffee the cost of it until it could be found, it will now be proper to remit him 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

Th: J.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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