Monticello May 19. 06.
The bearer of this is an express hired to carry dispatches to the Secretaries of State & of the Navy at Washington. I have engaged him to bring back to me my gigg, which was carried to Washington by mr Randolph & left there. in consideration of this I have promised him lodging & subsistence for himself & horse at the President’s house while in Washington. he has nothing to detain him there but to get the gigg & harness. if either of them want any little repair to enable them to bear the journey back, mr Daugherty is desired to have it done without a moment’s delay; or if he should be gone to Baltimore, as he proposed, I ask the favor of mr Lemaire to have the gigg & harness delivered to the bearer in travelling condition. the bearer is a young man engaged in work for me, and I recommend him therefore to be taken care of & treated well.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.