Washington Novr. 1st. 1805—
Upon enquiery I find that Mr. O P Finley of Alexandria has brass plate & Mortice Locks but neither the quality nor price can be ascertained, as they are detained at the Custom house for want of the Invoice, which is daily expected—
I am sir Your Obedient & Humble Servant
per John P Ingle
MHi: Coolidge Collection.