Andrew Smith to Arthur S. Brockenbrough

Dear Sir

I am favor’d with your letter, requesting me to send you five Casks of Roman Cement for the University, which would instantly have been comply’d with, had any been on hand—By last Nights mail I received a letter from the Agent of the Proprietor in Baltimore, advising me of his being on the look out for a Vessel to forward me a Supply, consequently I may look for it in a few days—when it arrives I shall immedly forward five Casks for you as directed—doubtless I shall be able to supply you on as good terms at least as you can obtain it from Newyork, seeing it is sent to that City by the Baltimore Agent, for sale—I expect an importation of it early in the fall direct from the Manufactory in England.—

When you shall be able to conclude on the size & quantity of Boston Glass wanted, it will be well to hand your order early, in order to prevent disappointment in receiving it—the Article being in constant demand, and orders executed only in rotation—in the Northern & Eastern Cities it stands unrivall’d for Brilliancy and strength

I am Dear Sir—Your Obt Sert
Andw Smith
RC (ViU: PP); at head of text: “A. S. Brockenbrough Esqr.”; endorsed by Brockenbrough: “Smith A. May 1st 1821.”

Smith was an agent for the sale of “Boston Crown Glass” from the boston glass Manufactory. See Andrew Smith to Thomas Jefferson, 24 Oct. 1820, and 16 Apr. 1821.

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Andrew Smith
Arthur S. Brockenbrough
Date Range
May 1, 1821