From Daniel Rapine
Washington City Septr. 11th. 1802
On account of the indisposition, & by particular desire of Mr. Claxton, I take the liberty of informing you, that the Sofas with their equipment, made for you in Philada., were shipped from there, consigned to Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson, Richmond, about the first of last month—This information is given you in order that you may make the necessary arrangement with your friends at Richmond to have them safely conveyed to you, if that has not already been done
I am, Sir, Your most obt. Servt.
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 16 Sep. and by Rapine “for Claxton” and so recorded in SJL.