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David Gelston to Thomas Jefferson, 26 June 1812

From David Gelston

New York June 26th 1812.

Dear Sir,

I received in due course your letter of 9th April—but, heard nothing of the machine you mentioned until this day, when I have received it—

Opportunities are not now frequent to Richmond—it has also occurred to me, that some risk may attend, and probably before any vessel offers for Virginia, there will be sufficient time to hear from you, I have thought it most prudent to wait your directions, as to the shipment—insurance—or, whatever you may wish, will with great pleasure be observed, by,

Dear Sir, your friend & servant,

David Gelston

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 1 July 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

Ebenezer Herrick manufactured the spinning machine TJ had ordered.

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  • Gelston, David; forwards spinning machine to TJ search
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  • spinning machines; TJ orders search