To James Leitch
Monticello. Apr. 30. 12.
Th: Jefferson understanding that mr Leitch has olive oil, will be glad of a bottle of it. being to set out on a journey within 2. or 3. days he asks the favor of him to change the inclosed bill. the more of it he can spare in silver, the more convenient it will be for the road.
RC (digital image on eBay website, 11 Apr. 2006, lot posted by Gallery of History, Las Vegas); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Mr Leitch.” Not recorded in SJL.