Philadelphia Novr 18th
I Recieved your Letter of the 13th Respecting the Mahogany according to your Request I Looked to See if I Could find any of a Better quality but Could find none that I Liked as Well the Planks are two of the nicest Planks I almost Ever Saw I Could have got St Domingo wood but the Planks were narrow and would not Answer So well for Bumps of Hand Rails I Shipped them yesterday on Board the Schooner Richmond Michl Lewis Master who Sailed to Day a very Carefull Safe Person I Shipped all Mr Divers Sashes with him I Directed them to be Delivered to Messrs Gibson & Jefferson Merchants at Richmond. I Shall forward the Bill of Lading with the Captn Receipt to Richmond.
|Cost of Planks||£14||.10|
|as per Bill I Recd with your Letter Carting 25/100 ea.||1||.10||½|
|as to my trouble of Shiping I Shall Leave to yourself||$38||.91/100|
I Remain Sir yr. Hle Sevt
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.