Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Charles Willson Peale, 18 February 1806

Washington Feb. 18. 06.

Dear Sir

One of the polygraphs bespoke being intended for the Bey of Tunis himself, & the other two for his officers, it may be well to distinguish one of them by silver boxes in the way you propose. there will be no occasion for a plate to engrave any thing on. when done, they are to be sent here; and they will be less liable to injury coming by water, if a conveyance occurs. I salute you with friendship & respect.

Th: Jefferson

DLC: Breckinridge Long Papers.

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