Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Francis Walker, 14 May 1796

To Francis Walker

Monticello May 14. 1796

Dear Sir

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 M)
80. of XVIs. @  9 1/2d 3— 3—4 (15/10 per M)
7—10—6 1/2
cask  — 1
7—11—6 1/2

Th: Jefferson

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.

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