From Joseph Darmsdatt
Richmond June 1st 1810
Yours of the 27th past is duly Received and observe the Contents
I remember Well our former Dealings and am happy to find they were Satisfactory and shall be happy again to Renew our former dealings
At present I have Not a single barrel of fish left out of 400 barrels the Herring fisherys were Very Short this year and fish will be Very Scarce
I expect a Cargo of fish every day & as Soon as they Arive I will advise you of it and the Quantity you Mention by the Boats as desired, and am Also Willing to Receive payment every Quarter
Mr Robt Gamble is the only person who has a few Barrels, and Selling at 6¼ dollars
RC (MHi); in Abraham Cardozo’s hand, signed by Darmsdatt; at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esq”; endorsed by TJ as received 4 June 1810 and so recorded in SJL.