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From Thomas Jefferson to Jones & Howell, 29 March 1804

To Jones & Howell

Washington Mar. 29. 04

Messrs. Jones & Howell

Be pleased to send immediately for me to the address of Gibson and Jefferson in Richmond 2. tons of nail of the sizes from 6d. to 20d. as you have usually furnished. I have just recieved information that my nailery is entirely out of rod & the hands unemployed, my manager having failed to give me notice. accept my salutations.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); endorsed by TJ. Notation in SJL: “2. tons rod.”

as you have usually furnished: for previous orders of nailrod from Jones & Howell, see Vol. 40:197 and Vol. 41:677.

The manager of the nailery, Gabriel Lilly, wrote a letter to TJ on 22 Mch., recorded in SJL as received on 28 Mch., which has not been found. TJ’s response to him of 29 Mch. also has not been found.

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