Washington June 14. 07.
My packages which were shipwrecked having been sent on from Richmond to Monticello, I send you a list of them; and as they have doubtless been wet, and might still grow worse by continuing unopened, I must pray you to open them, to examine particularly the condition of the contents and report it to me in a letter by the first post, that I may know which of them must be replaced, and have time to do it. mr Jefferson informs me that—3. of the casks were missing, but he does not say which numbers they were. this you can inform me of. I think you had better inform mrs Randolph of the condition of every thing and take her advice what to do with them. I salute you with my best wishes.
|No. 1.||a barrel of||white Muscovado sugar.|
|2.||do.||cheese & sundries|
|3.||do.||raisins, rice, loaf sugar.|
|5.||a cask.||brandy cased.|
|6.||7. 8. 9. four boxes. 200. bottles of cyder|
|10.||11. 12. three barrels of potatoes.|
|13.||a box containing 36. beef’s tongues|
|14.||15. two barrels of cyder for vinegar.|
|16.||a box containing 12. boxes of prunes & 4. of figs.|
|17.||a box of 18. bottles of oil & 4. of anchovies|
|18.||19. two boxes of 12. bottles of wine each.|
|20.||21. two boxes containing 59. bottles of syrup of punch.|
|22.||a box. containing horns, books, paper, prints.|
|23.||a box. iron chimney facings.|
|24.||25. two boxes. ornaments in lead.|
CSmH: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.