Washington June 10. 06.
I am not certain whether I act on correct information in applying to you for the following articles: but I have understood that you are in the way of furnishing the implements for mills to those who have occasion to call for them. I risk the application the rather because I know, if it is not improper, that the articles will be chosen with a skill and good faith in which I have entire confidence. As soon as you shall inform me of the amount it shall be remitted to you in a draught of the bank of the US. here on that at Philadelphia. be so good as to have the articles safely packed, & addressed & forwarded to Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson at Richmond to which place there are vessels constantly going from Philadelphia. I salute you with friendship & respect.
|24.||yds bolting cloth||No. 7.|
|8.||yds do.||No. 6.|
|6.||yds do.||No. 4.|
|4.||yds canvas that will let shorts pass through.|
|10.||sides of strong white harness leather for elevator straps.|
|1.||wheat scale beam not less than 4 ½ f. long.|
|1.||flour do. of smaller size|
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.