From Gideon Gooch
June 7th 1810
I arrive on the 6th Inst. at Mr Madisons farm Blackmeadow with the merino sheep and wool that is Jointly Between you and Mr Madison will be Glad you would send some person to take charge of the wool and the sheep one of the Ewes has a lamb of the female kind the other Ewe is not with lam who Ever You send to take charge of the Sheep and wool please Give them an order for the deliverry of them yrs &c
RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 10 June 1810 and so recorded in SJL.
Gideon Gooch was James Madison’s plantation manager at Montpellier for about a decade beginning in 1804 (Dolley Madison, Selected Letters description begins David B. Mattern and Holly C. Shulman, eds., The Selected Letters of Dolley Payne Madison, 2003 description ends , 402).