From Edward Savage
New York April 29—1802
I Recd your favour of the 30 of March at that time the fraimes ware all made, I Beg your forgiveness for not Answering your Letter Sooner. I put it of from Day to Day Expecting to have an oppertunity of Sending the fraimes at the Same time I wrote. the Schooner Tryal is the first oppertunity that I have meet with:
there is a Mr Anderson in the City of Washington who will be a good hand to put the prints into the Frames, I have had the frames as well Made as I Could git them Done, the glass is well Secur’d in the fraimes and a frame to Strain the prent on.
I have paid for the Large fraimes and Glass ten Dollars
|Each, 4 of them||40|
|5 Small fraimes & Glass’s at 3.50||17.50|
|Packing Cases 1.25 Commission 5 pr Cent||4.25|
if it is agreeable to you to Send me the amount of the Bill Soone, you will Oblidge me very much, as the first of May is a Day hear when Every one thinks of Settling their yearly Rent and the Scarcety of money makes Every one press for his Due.
I am Sir with Great Esteem your Obedent Sert.
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “President of U.S.”; endorsed by TJ as received 2 May and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Bill of lading dated 29 Apr. 1802 for “2 Box’s Directed to Thomas Jefferson President of the United States” by the schooner Tryal, Ludlam Smith, bound from New York City to Washington, D.C., with a freight charge of 12½ cents per foot (MS in same; printed form, with blanks filled by Savage; signed by Ludlam Smith).