Richmond 13. March 1825
I send you a very full account of all that passed between Mr B. & myself. I am astonished he should be so entirely in error, from any thing I ever said or, wrote, for I know not what Mr Barlow may have told him.
I am surprised that the books from the continent which were to be shipped in Novr were not shipped on 29th Jany. I cannot understand this. I have been waiting 6 weeks for a letter from Mr Garrett, to write to Gowan & Marx about them.
I will observe that the best authority in G.B. told me, that all your astronomical apparatus of the higher kind, may be had ⅓ cheaper, & actually better, in Munich, than in London.
What are made in London should be, by Dollond, immediately opposite St. Pauls.
Fr W Gilmer
MoSHi: Francis Walker Gilmer Papers.