Thomas Jefferson Papers

William P. Newby to Thomas Jefferson, 19 June [July] 1812

From William P. Newby

Sundy 19th June [July] 12


I am extremely Sorry, that I have to inform you that by endeavouring to brake one of my young cows to the pail we have lost her. the day being very warm and haveing to run her down, and then handling her rather ruffur than we Aught to done, as the weather was So warm, this never Ocurrd to my mind untill two late, She faught vigorously to the last moment the meat I will divide amongst the people the Calf I will endeavor to make a veal of

Wm P. Newby

RC (DLC: TJ Papers, 196:34873); misdated; dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Thos Jefferson Esq”; endorsed by TJ: “Newby Wm P. June for July 19. 12.”

A cow comes to the pail when her calf is weaned and the milk becomes available for the dairy (OED description begins James A. H. Murray, J. A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner, and others, eds., The Oxford English Dictionary, 2d ed., 1989, 20 vols. description ends ).

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