Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 10 January 1791
G.W. to T.J.
When you can attend to triffles, tell me your opinion, in general, of the drawing inclosed with this; particularly, should not parties appear before the judge? Is not the skin of [Sisamnes?], whose story, you know, Heradotus relates, added by Mr. West to the original design, an improvement? On the reverse, are not the words ‘state of Virginia’, on the [caergon?], since within it were represented Potomoack, & a tautology? and, if so, what ought to supply the in place? Return the [image?] at your leisure. If my […] or sellers of ins[…?] for philosophical experiments be in Philadelphia, desire one of them to send me a bill of his articles
articles, with their cost. I wish you [feliaty peop et u al?] Williamsburgh, 10th of January, 1791