Washington 27h. November 1805.
I take the Liberty of informing You that I am willing to part with my small Sextant; which You have seen. And not knowing in what Hands it could be rendered of more Utility, offer it in the first Instance to You. I believe it to be worth 50 Dollars. It is in perfect order.
I am, most respectfully, Sir, Your obedient Servant,
Joshua J Moore.
PHi: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.