From George Jefferson
Richmond 27th. May 1799.
I sent you to day by Wm. Johnston 16 barrels Herrings & one of shad—I also sent with them one barrel Herrings for Mrs. Trist. Darmsdatt says they generally come about a thousand in a barrel.
I am Dear Sir Your very humble servt.
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr. Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 31 May and so recorded in SJL.