Mar. 5. 1807
Th: Jefferson informs mr Franzoni that he had enquiry made into the subject of his two statues, and he now incloses him the information from the Collector of Baltimore. by this he will percieve that to obtain a more proper appraisement mr Franzoni must appoint one appraiser & the Collector another, who will estimate them on such evidence as mr Franzoni can give of their value. but he will see that there is no time to be lost, as they are advertized to be sold on the 12th. instant. if mr Franzoni needs further information he had better wait on the Comptroller mr Duval with an interpreter. Th: Jefferson salutes mr Franzoni with esteem.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.