Richmond 4th. Apl. 1806
For want of a direct conveyance we some days since forwarded 9 dozen hams in 3 Rum Hhds to Norfolk—and requested our correspondent there to send them on to you by the first opportunity. Mr. Macon charges the enormous price of 13d. lb—although the common price is only from 8d to 9d.
I conclude however to submit to it in silence, lest we should not get them another year.
I yesterday sent up a part of the things which came from Washington—the water being so low that the boatman could not take the whole.
I could procure only one dozen bottles of syrrup of punch—which I forwarded
I am Dear Sir Yr Very humble Servt.
Only 8 Hhds of your Tobo have yet come down—Mr. Lyle has called repeatedly.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.