From Samuel Ward & Brothers
New York 29 Octr. 1792
We thank you for yours of the 19th and are truly sorry it is out of your power to give us encouragement to ship in our own Vessel and accordingly shall make use of a foreign one.
We trust it will not be many years before an executive will pay attention to the Interests of that Class of Citizens who immediately pay all the Expences of the Government and eventually the largest proportion & are respectfully Y. most Obedt Servts.
Saml. Ward & Brothers
RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); at head of text: “Thos. Jefferson Esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 1 Nov. 1792.