From John Williams
235 Pearl Street New York April 23rd 1812
A few days since a small package of Coffee, directed to you, came into my hands; the package has been lying in this City for more than a twelvemonth—but from whence it came I am unable to ascertain —I shall be happy to follow any instructions you may give respecting it & am
RC (MoSHi: TJC-BC); dateline at foot of text; at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 29 Apr. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.
The mercantile firm of E. Williams operated at 235 Pearl Street for roughly a decade beginning about 1811 (Longworth’s New York Directory description begins Longworth’s American Almanac, New-York Register, and City Directory. New York, 1796–1842 (title varies; cited by year of publication) description ends , 325; , 471).