Washington Oct. 21. 05
The day before yesterday I sent to Alexandria
1. a large box containing skins, skeletons & horns
1. small box containing the Polygraph
1. do. with minerals for the Phil. society to be presented in capt Lewis’s name.
a cage with a living magpie.
These were delivered to Capt Elwood as you will see by the inclosed reciept & the freight paid. he promised he would sail yesterday & I hope you will recieve them in good order. the undressed skins arrived here full of worms. I fear you will be puzzled to put them into form. Accept friendly salutations.