Washington Oct. 18. 06.
When you were at this place you were kind enough to call & shew me your machine for shelling Indian corn: & you mentioned that you should have a number of them sent to Alexandria & Richmond for sale. not having been able to learn that they could yet be got at either of those places, I have to ask the favor of you to send one for me to Richmond to the address of Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson merchants of that place. on informing me of the cost I will take care to have it paid you in Boston, unless you have any correspondent nearer. it will be proper the machine should be packed in a box to protect it from being injured in the transportation from Richmond up into the country. accept my salutations & good wishes.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.