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Thomas Jefferson to Eleuthere I. du Pont de Nemours, 4 November 1811

To Eleuthère I. du Pont de Nemours

Monticello Nov. 4. 11.

Dear Sir

I recieved, some time since, the keg of powder, you forwarded for me, and I have been daily expecting you would be so kind as to send on the note of the cost that I might remit it to you. the object of the present is to pray you to forward me another quarter of a hundred, comprehending half a doz: cannisters of shooting powder as before, & the rest proper for blowing rock, of which I have much to do, & to send a note of the cost of both parcels, which shall be immediately remitted you. both qualities have been found of very superior kind, and having distributed the cannisters among the merchants & gentlemen of this quarter, I presume it will occasion calls on you from them. Accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (DeGH: DuPont Company Documents); addressed: “Mr E. I. Dupont at the Eleutherian mills near Wilmington. Del.”; franked; postmarked Milton, 7 Nov. 1811. PoC (MHi); endorsed by TJ.

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