To Thomas Richards
Monticello May 11. 11.
I have duly recieved your favor of Apr. 23. Mr Shoemaker’s lease of the Shadwell mills does not expire till this day twelvemonth. in the mean time however he has sold the residue of it, after the present month to a mr McKenny of Culpeper. no renewal of the lease will probably take place till towards the close of the present term. I am Sir
PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Thomas Richards”; endorsed by TJ.