From John Matthew Bulkeley
St. Petersburg, 8 June 1793. His partnership with Robert Hay expired on 31 Dec. 1792, since which, with the approval and advice of his father and brother, John Bulkeley & Son of Lisbon, and other friends, he has carried on business here himself under the name of John Matthew Bulkeley & Company. Having transacted considerable American business under former firms and gained much experience of the quality of goods best suiting that market, for which line principally he was encouraged to form his new establishment, he offers his services when any business is to be transacted here, promising attentive, honest, punctual service.
RC (DLC); 2 p.; printed circular, with salutation and date by a clerk and signatures by Bulkeley as an individual (“J M Bulkeley”) and a firm (“John Matthew Bulkeley Co”); at head of text in clerk’s hand: “Honble. Thomas Jefferson Monticello near Charlotte Vïlle Virginia”; with price current for Russian produce printed on verso; endorsed by TJ as a letter from “Bulkeley & sons” received 2 Dec. 1793 and so recorded in SJL.