From George Jefferson
Richmond 12th June 1809
The two boxes mentioned in Mr Gelston’s letter were received, but Major Gibbon called soon after, with a letter from Capt Tingey of Washington, saying that one of them belonged to him, and had been forwarded to us by mistake.—it is still here, waiting for a good opportunity by which to send it to Washington.—There is no direction on the box, a card appearing to have been rubbed off.—
I am sorry that we cannot even have the satisfaction of punishing the drayman who took the lost1 trunk, as, if I knew him, I have forgotten who he was.
Harry, as one of Mr R’s men informed me, says he does not know him.
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 14 June 1809 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosed in TJ to David Gelston, 15 June 1809.
1. Word interlined.