From George Jefferson
Richmond 26th. Decr. 1799.
Your favor of the 19th. was duly received. I have applied where Mr. R. got your Stockings and find they are all sold.
The balance of your nail-rod was sent up some time ago with the bottles & Corks which you ordered. I have since received 4 tons more of nail-rod, & some hoop-iron, which shall be shortly forwarded.
Molasses here has got up to 3/6 & will probably be higher before I can again hear from you; I shall therefore decline sending any up as you direct.
Your acct. shall be made up to the end of the year & forwarded as soon thereafter as possible.
I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt.
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 2 Jan. 1800 and so recorded in SJL.