Washington Mar. 18. 07.
In my letter of the 13th. I informed you I expected my tobacco was arrived or arriving at Richmond, and that I would direct mr Jefferson to raise 1000. D. out of the first of it which should come to hand. I have just recieved a letter from him informing me it is not yet come down. my orders & the promises of my manager were such that I still hope a sufficiency will be down in time, as a single boat load would raise that sum. yet I have thought it my duty to state the circumstance to you, as it is absolutely my only resource for making the paiment you desire: and I think it will not fail. Accept my salutations & assurances of great esteem & respect