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From Thomas Jefferson to Charles Willson Peale, 18 February 1806

Washington Feb. 18. 06.

Dear Sir

One of the polygraphs bespoke being intended for the Bey of Tunis himself, & the other two for his officers, it may be well to distinguish one of them by silver boxes in the way you propose. there will be no occasion for a plate to engrave any thing on. when done, they are to be sent here; and they will be less liable to injury coming by water, if a conveyance occurs. I salute you with friendship & respect.

Th: Jefferson

DLC: Breckinridge Long Papers.

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