Monto Apr. 10. 23.
I now return you your papers in the case of mr Coffee. I have maturely considered and send you the result in a letter to him for your perusal in order that there may be no discrepancies between your letter and mine. when perused be so good as to stick a wafer in it and commit it to the Post office. I confess that had I observed the agreemt he inclosed to me and which is returned in mine before we decided on the question of lead, my opinion would have been changed. but as it has been decided and there are so many other to be disputed, I let it go . I think you should make his remittance immediately and better in the way I suggest. affectionately yours
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.