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To Thomas Jefferson from James Brown, 21 December 1789

From James Brown

[Richmond] 21 Decem. 1789

Sundrys the Waggons

No. 1. 1. 3. 11. 21. 22. 23B. 38. 40.B 41.

4.B 10J. 14B 37B.

A Large Trunk

A Middle Sized Do.

A Small Do.

A Portmanteau

A Case of Hats

Two Yams

4 Loaves Sugar

A Cask containing

1  Cheese 23½ ℔. @  ⅙ £1.5.3
1  Pound Tea 17/6 17.6
6  ℔. Chocolate 7.6
12  ℔. Coffee 1/9 1.1. 
3  Bottles Mustard 3.9
1  ℔. Pepper 3/  3. 
2  Loaves Sgl.Refd Sugar 1.10 
2  “  Dble Rd. Do. 1.4   £6.12.–1

A Cannister Tea

3 Parcells Shoes

Six Codfish

No white Biscuit to be had in the present moment.


Above is a list of the articles now sent by the Waggons. No. 2. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 12. 13. 15. 16. 20 will go by water. No. 17. and 39 appears missing, a package No. 60 remains here which I presume is one of the Packages missing and that the Box sent to Edmd. Randolph Esqr is probably the other. No. 19. will be reserved for Mr. Eppes and delivered to your Order. Not a Gloster Cheese to be had in town, have sent you a Wiltshire which I hope will please. With Respect I am Sir Your Obet Servt,

James Brown

Mr. Donald begs to be remembered to you. The Biscuit and a Cask Cyder, if to be had, will go by next opportunity. Should any Salt be wanted, you will please write me.

RC (MHi); endorsed as received 24 Dec. 1789 and so recorded in SJL.

1An error for £7 2s., the amount for the cheese being miscalculated.

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