Custom House Balto Collts Offe Feby 26 1821
I received this morning a letter from Collo B Peyton of Richmond enclosing a check on the Bank of Baltimo for five dollars thirty–five cents, duties & expences on a box of books consigned to my care for you, & shipped hence in the schooner Spartan to Richmond the beginning of last month.
The vessel has been detained by the ice till but has now proceeded to her destination, & I hope will have delivered the books safely Collo Peyton, by the time you receive this.
I beg leave to renew the assurances of sincere respect & the best wishes for your continued health & peace which are never wanting with
Jas H McCulloch
Mr Rush’s letter & the invo of books, shall be sent to Collo Peyton by first vessel.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.