Washington Dec. 15. 07
I put the inclosed under cover to you, because I fear a former letter of the same tenor to mr Oldham may have miscarried: and I leave it open, because he may possibly be engaged somewhere at a distance from Richmond, in which case I would ask the favor of you to have the mahogany procured for me by somebody else, & forwarded to Monticello, where they are now in want of it. I salute you with great affection.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.