Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Miller to Thomas Jefferson, 16 February 1819

From Joseph Miller

Norfolk Febry 16th 1819—

Honrd Frind

I inform you I Recd yours on the 12st

I have Sent you 10 Gross of Corks beening all I Coould Gett heare that was Good for Aney thing but and Arivell of frish ones is Excepect Soon and I then will Send the Ballance I have Strugeled to Get my Dept Paid but it has Left me Poor annoff for a while as Soone as I Recrute I will Be up Times heare is Viry Dull the all Cry is the want of Money

My Best wishes to you and all the Famuly

Joseph Miller

NB I Sent them the1 Steam Boat to Mr Peyton Richmond—

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 21 Feb. 1819 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to David Gelston, 4 Feb. 1820, on verso; addressed: “Thos Jefferson Esqur Monticello Milton Va”; franked; postmarked Norfolk, 16 Feb.

1Thus in manuscript.

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