From J. P. G. Muhlenberg
Collector’s office - Philadelphia
Febry. 7th. 1803
Three Boxes, directed To The President of the United States, were imported into this District, in the Ship Pennsylvania, Captn. York, from Hamburg, in December 1801—The contents are unknown, & they have since their importation, remaind in the Custom House—Any directions the President may be pleasd to give me, with regard to them, shall be imediately complied with.
I have the Honor to be with great Respect Sir Your Most Obedt Servt
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “The President of The U.S.”; endorsed by TJ as received 10 Feb. and so recorded in SJL.