Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Jones & Howell, 12 November 1805

Philadela. 12th Nov. 1805

Respected Friend

By the Schooner Jane Capt Pearson have sent to the address of Gibson & Jefferson Richmond Say 80 Bundles Nail Rods

wt Ton at £50 $266.67
       port[. . .]      1.33
$268 00

agreeable to Your directions we Shall also pay attention to Send You Two Tons more in Decr. as directed, You will perhaps be Surprised to find the Rod Iron Still advancing in price, but Such is the fact. and they are withal A very Scarce article with us still but the price will we presume render them more plenty after A while.

We are respectfully Your Friends

Jones& Howell

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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