To Charles Clay
Monticello Jan. 8. 14.
I informed you on the 28th Ult. by letter that I had according to your request engaged mr Forber1 to wait on you with a view to the erection of a carding machine for you. he proposes to set out the day after tomorrow, and will present himself to you with this letter. the success of the machine he has erected near me, persuades me he is fully competent to fulfill your wishes. Accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect.
RC (CoCCC); at foot of text: “Charles Clay esq.” PoC (MHi); endorsed by TJ.
1. TJ later corrected the PoC by interlining “Faber” above this word.