Liverpool 3 July 1823
On the 21st May I had the pleasure to inclose in my letter to you of that date one to your Gardener from his brother, the Robert Fulton for Newyork.
*At the request of Mr Rush I now send you a Basket containing a cheese, which I have addressed to the care of my friends Robert Pollard & Son at Richmond the Lucilla Capt Chandler for James river requesting them to recieve it & do the needful at the Custom House. Particulars as under. You have Mr Rush’s letter under this envelope.
It so happens that I am so pressed for time at this juncture as only to add your old obliged friend
IM a cheshire Cheese 51 lb...in a tin case marked Mr. Madison thereon & inclosed in the Basket.
*See Mr. Rush’s letter June 28. 23.
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.