Alexandria Janry. 6th. 1807
The Unfortunate Loss of the Brig Hiram Bound to Alexandria, I am Sorry, to find has Occasiond the Detention of the Small parcel of Watcheco Tobacco I took the Liberty to send your Excellency; It having Been Saved with the Captain’s Chest. And this person being just Arrived I presume now to Forward it;
Your Excellencys Most Obedt: Servt:
Thos. H: Jones
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.