Monto Jan. 24. 20.
In a former letter I asked the favour of you to forward to me by waggon a box of books which I expected from N. York. but I presume they are ice-bound in James river. among a number of boxes of other things from Alexandria which I suppose are in Richmond and which must wait till the boats can run, there is a box of 50. ℔ raisins which I would gladly recieve by waggon also: the box is marked T.I. and is from Marseilles.
I must ask the favor of you to send me 10. gross of the best velvet corks, which I believe must come by waggon, as also a barrel of buckwheat flour, which I am told is brought from the North very fine. we have heretofore had it from Augusta, but not of the best, and this year it has failed there.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.