From George Jefferson
Richmond 27th. Apl. 1803
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 24th. and to inform you that only four Hhds of your Tobacco have yet come down. I think it probable that if it were now here, it would command 7$:—the current price however is only about 33/. there being a much greater difference made this year on account of the quality than was ever known.
I imagine that you must know it could not be sold before it comes down, except at a disadvantage, and of course that you did not intend the attempt should be made.
Be so good as to inform me if you have heard any thing particular of the quality. I think I have understood that it is better this year than common.
The seeds you mention shall be forwarded.
I am Dear Sir Yr. very humble servt.
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 1 May and so recorded in SJL; also endorsed by TJ:
bill ladg. groceries
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