Baltimore Octr. 8th. 1804
[. . .] rich Silver Mine [. . .] the United States of America I wish your Honor to write me the conditions of the priva[lege] you will give me in said mine—[. . .] provided I purchase the land [whereon] sd. mine is, and make a discovery of it to you. I wish for an answer as soon as possible, as I am in Balte. on business and live some hundred miles out of said City if your proposals should answer my purpos I shall be at Lancaster in Pennsylvania before winter and will fetch you a sample of sd. mine. From Your (not Knowing [whome] I am) most Obt. Huml. Sert.
N.B. Please to Direct your letter to Balte. to be left at P. office.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.