To Francis Walker
Monticello May 14. 1796
I now send you the nails desired, as is stated below. I must beg you, my dear Sir, to push the supply of corn as far as you possibly can. At the time I recieved your letter, I had an agent gone in quest of corn into the quarter you mention, to wit, Louisa and Orange; he returned having been able to get but 20. barrels, which is very far short of what will be necessary for our bread; for as to horses &c. I do not allow one grain to be given. I had found much repose to my mind in the extent of the supply expected from you. Not that I would encroach on the quantity necessary for yourself but only set up my necessities in opposition to those of any subsequent applicants. I am with sincere esteem Dear Sir Your friend & servt
|91 of VIs.||@ 11 1/2d||4— 7—2 1/2||(6/8 1/2 per
|80. of XVIs.||@ 9 1/2d||3— 3—4||(15/10 per
RC (DLC: Rives Papers); addressed: “Francis Walker esq. Castlehill.”
Walker’s letter of 12 May 1796, recorded in SJL as received the same day, has not been found.