From John B. Chandler
Pinckniy Ville 9the Apl. 1812
I Wrote to you from Moble that I Wold be with you by the Last of this Month but I wold not be abel to be of as Soon as I Supposed but am Now on my way and wold be in albermarl as Soon as I Can perform the Jurney at Least I will be in the State befor my Business Sets in a New and wold be hopey If thay Cold be a berth Procourd in your mills as that be a Cuntrey that I much admire and Wold drauther be ther then aney whear Else
I wrote you that I had funds which I wold be hopey to have the mills or a part which I am in funds Serfishant
and that business I Wold profuir to aney other
Jno B. Chandler
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson Esqr Virginia”; endorsed by TJ as received 3 June 1812 from Pinckneyville and so recorded in SJL.