Alexandria Novr. 11th 1805
Thy favour of the 9th Inst is Recieved & Contents noted Hewes & Miller Recd. A Letter By the norfolk Packet Captn. Palmer wich mentiond A Box for thee but as Captn. Palmer was Bound to the City & Promis’d to Delver it they thought it Best that he should take it I Suspect he Left it in Charge With Buller Cock at the Navy Yard. If on Enquiry it should not be found there I will attend to the Subject When the Packet Returns from Norfolk in the Intrem I am Respectfully Thy Frnd.
surviving Partner of
Hewes & Miller
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.