Thomas Jefferson Papers

Richard Barry to Thomas Jefferson, 5 May 1810

From Richard Barry

Washington City May 5th 1810


Your letter of the 27th April came to hand yesterday Immedeatily on receit of it I made it my business to see Mr Latrobe about the glass as he had promised Me he would have it forwarded to Richmond Immedeately after it was packed. on enquireing of him to my astonishment I found it had never been sent I immedeately got a Cart and had it Carried to G. Town and put on Board a Vessel of Captain Davidsons which was just starting for Richmond you may soon expect it there—I am sorry for the neglect in not sending the glass befor this time I conclude With sincere wishes for your Happiness

Your Hble Servt

Richard Barry

The glass was fowarded to Gibson & Jefferson1 Richmond

RC (MHi); between signature and postscript: “Thomas Jefferson Esq”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 May 1810 and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “Jfferson.”

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