Baltimore 25th. Novemr. 1806.
In reply to the Letter You did us the honor to write on the 22d. inst. we transmit enclosed a Bill of Lading for the Box of Books receiv’d for you, which we have put on board the Sloop Olivebranch, to sail for Georgetown as soon as the wind will permit. We must beg to be excused, Sir, from charging an advance on this small parcel of books, the importation of which we did not consider as a mercantile transaction; nor should we have made any such charge, if Mr. Reibelt had remained here.
We have the honor to be, with the highest consideration, Sir, Your most obedient and most humble Servants
Mayer & Brantz.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.