From John H. Cocke
Carysbrook July 26th 1811
Be so good as to deliver my Merino Lamb to the Bearer hereof.—
Some time ago, I would gladly have taken back the Ewes which I sent to Monticello on Colonel Fontaines account cou’d I have obtain’d permission of his Executors—but it is no longer desirable to me as I have purchased some full blood’d Merino’s
John H. Cocke
RC (CSmH: JF); at foot of text: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 27 July 1811 and so recorded in SJL.