Washington June 16. 06.
On the 13th. inst. Messrs. Jones & Howell shipped for me from Philadelphia for Richmond the articles below stated, being as near the order sent them as they could furnish without waiting to have them especially made at the forges. being addressed to Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson, they will probably recieve them about the time or soon after you recieve this. of course you may immediately take measures for ensuring their being brought up. I wrote at the same time to Oliver Evans for the bolting cloths &c. of your memorandum, but have not yet recieved an answer. I have bespoke the weights here. my best wishes & respects.
10. pieces rolled iron 2½ I. by 3/16
10. bars 2½ & 3. I. by ⅝
2. do. 1½ I. square
6. bundles rod iron of three sizes
5. bundles sheet iron about 200. sq. feet. (for the cotton gin)
MHi: Coolidge Collection.