Phila. 13 June 1806—
Immediately on receiving your favour of the 10th. inst. I proceeded to procure you the articles for which you write. On enquiry I was informed that the English scale beams were not to be depended on for either strength or correctness I have therefore engaged two of a Mr. Wheeler who has long been in the habit of making them, and knows the proper sizes; he has them ready for painting, & says they will be in order to ship by the middle of next week. The harness leather is ready. The bolting cloths I have myself. I have not yet discovered any suitable canvas, but expect it may be had. There shall be no time lost in forwarding the articles to you.
I am with profound respect Yours
For my father Oliver Evans
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.