Baltimore 17 Apr 1807
By the direction of the Collector I transmit you Captn Keith’s receipt for two Boxes, received from Mr. Appleton, the Consul at Leghorn, & shipped on board the Schooner Polly & Nancy, to sail for Washington on Sunday next.
There has no other opportunity offered for France than the Ship Erin for Bordeaux, which will sail in the course of about ten days hence. The Box directed to Madam de Tessé shall be shipped on board of this vessel & your request of the Collector will be particularly complied with.
I have the Honor to be Very respectfully Sir Your mo ob Serv
John Brice Jr
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.