From Soliman Melimeni
Washington City December 13th. 180⟨5.⟩;
I am very much Oblige to the Presiden⟨t⟩; for the Arrival of my horses.1 I have received 2 horses, the best one them is dead, Sir if the President, wants I send him one of them Sadd[l]ed, if not I send it without the Sadle. I am Yours
RC, two copies (DNA: RG 59, CD, Tunis, vol. 3). Signed in English and Arabic.
1. Melimeni brought four Arabian horses with him as gifts for Jefferson (Brown, William Plumer’s Memorandum of Proceedings in the U.S. Senate, 334, 344, 351).