From James Monroe
Richmond March 21. 1802
When lately in Albemarle I found the complition of a chmney in my house delayd by the want of abt. 350. bricks, which were not to be had in the neighbourhood. As the number is too small to burn a kiln on purpose to obtain them and as it may possibly be in my power to replace them sometime hereafter when you may have occasion, if convenient, I will thank you for as many. sincerely I am your friend & servant
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 26 Mch. and so recorded in SJL.