To Jones & Howell
Washington Feb. 6. 1803.
Be pleased by the first conveyance to Richmond to forward to the address of Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson of that place for me the bar iron below stated, on account of
Your very humble servt
2½ Cwt of iron of the highest quality in flat bars, for making hinges.
5 Cwt in ¾ I. square bars of a harder quality.
PrC (MHi); endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Recorded in SJL with notation “7½ Cwt bar iron.”