Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John McDowell, 14 February 1800

From John McDowell

Staunton Feb: 14. 1800


I received your favour this morning by post in which you mention that feathers of a good quallity would answer you for the balance of Nails now on hand I should be willing to give feathers but they are so Scarce at present that It would impossible to procure them at any price. there has been Such A demand last Summer in the place That I doe now that 20 per Could be Got in the Whole Town therefore I doe suppose It would impossible to get Any quantity in a reasonable time I have sold Verry few of the Nails since I wrote you last—the amount of Money in my hands may be had at any time—however If I have Any opputunity of Getting any feathers I will Write you—

I am Sir your Obt Sevt

John McDowell

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 20 Feb. and so recorded in SJL.

I received your favour: TJ to McDowell, 1 Feb. 1800.

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