To Enoch Edwards
Washington May 11. 1801.
to Doctr. Edwards.
Since my last I have seen a carriage (Chariot) with oblong octagon lights in the hind quarters & behind; in the back, the long axis of the octagon was horizontal; in the quarters it was perpendicular. these give more air than the quandrantal lights in the quarters, and semicircular behind, and look very well. if you approve of it I should be willing to substitute them for the other but on this I wish you to decide. health & friendly salutations.
PrC (DLC); endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.