Washington 24th Oct 1808
The treasurer not being certain that any money is in the hands of the Collector at Richmond, advised me to get a check on the Norfolk bank, which has communication with the Bank at Richmond—The check being made payable to the order of Mess Gibson & Jefferson, secures its safety Inclosed you will find the check, Sir, for 300$.
with sincere respect & esteem I have the honor to be Sir Your Hbl. Servant
MHi: Coolidge Collection.