Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Charles Willson Peale, 21 October 1805

Washington Oct. 21. 05

Dear Sir

The day before yesterday I sent to Alexandria

1. a large box containing skins, skeletons & horns

1. small box containing the Polygraph

1. do. with minerals for the Phil. society to be presented in capt Lewis’s name.

a cage with a living magpie.

These were delivered to Capt Elwood as you will see by the inclosed reciept & the freight paid. he promised he would sail yesterday & I hope you will recieve them in good order. the undressed skins arrived here full of worms. I fear you will be puzzled to put them into form. Accept friendly salutations.

Th: Jefferson


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