Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Burnham, 3 February 1807

Ipswich Massa. Feby. 3d. 1807


A few days past I caused to be shipped aboard the Schooner Prince, George Taylor, Master, a machine for the shelling of Indian corn directed to Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson, Merchants, Richmond—Said Schooner was bound to Norfolk (I could not hear of any vessel bound directly to Richmond)—The Master engaged to put it on board some packet for Richm, if opportunity should present, otherwise to leave it in the care of some merchant, at Norfolk, who would see that it was safely ship’t to the Address of the House above mentioned at Richmond.

The cost of the machine, with its boxing up, freight to Norfolk & patent fees amount to thirty Dollars, which you will please to pay to the Honble. Timo. Pickering Esqr. who will present your Excellency with a Bill

I have the Honor to be, Your Excellency’s Obedt Sert

Thomas Burnham

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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