From George Jefferson
Richmond 21st. Septr. 1803
You will before this, have found that I was disappointed in forwarding the articles mentioned in my last.
The Waggoner who brought your note having failed to call again, although he promised positively to do so; and altho’ we supposed he had engaged as positively with you to carry them. I conclude he must have got an extra price for taking some other loading.
If the River continues low be pleased to get some one in Milton to engage a Waggoner who is known to call on me; I do not know any, and should not like to trust a stranger.
The screws have at length arrived. they were not forwarded I expect until my letter reached Mr. Barnes informing him they had not come to hand.
Yr. Mt. humble servt.
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 25 Sep. and so recorded in SJL.