§ From Robert Purviance
29 April 1805, “Collector’s Office Baltimore.” “Inclosed you will receive a Letter [not found] which was transmitted to me by Mr. Lee, the Consul at Bordeaux, together with a Bill of Loading [not found] for one Box, shipped by him on board the Brig Lyon, and addressed to my care for the President.
“Mr. Lee mentions two Boxes in his Letter which I suppose to be correct as the Manifest corresponds therewith.1
“I will embrace the first Opportunity for forwarding them as soon as they are discharged from on board the vessel.”2
RC (DLC). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Purviance.
2. On 30 Apr. 1805 Purviance wrote JM: “I sent the Two Boxes, of which I wrote you yesterday, to Mr. Burrall the Postmaster who informed me that one Should be forwarded by the Mail Stage Tomorrow & other by the succeeding Stage” (DLC; 1 p.).