From James H. Hooe
Alexa. Oct 13. 1810.
I have receieved [sic] another parcel of Sheep from Mr Jarvis of Lisbon, and he writes me that you are to select two Ewes from the whole parcell. As I saw a Letter from Mr Jarvis to your Excy.,1 I did suppose you wou’d have sent ’ere now for these Sheep, and as I am desirous of making some dispositions of them,2 I have to request that you’ll send down for yours as soon as convenient. I have the honor to be sir Your Obt Servt
J H. Hooe
2. On the same day that he wrote this letter to JM, Hooe placed an advertisement in the Alexandria Daily Gazette, announcing that he had recently received a consignment of merino sheep from Jarvis by the ship Citizen and would be selling them at auction on 3 Nov. 1810.