From Charles L. Bankhead
[20 Sept. 1813]
My dear Sir
I must beg you for a hamper of charcoal to dry our malt. Capt Miller apologises for not comeing up befor this—his excuse is the dampness of the weather, which he does not urge on his own account, but in consideration of our malt, thinking that in his absense it might grow too fast in this weather—
Chas: L Bankhead
RC (ViU: TJP-ER); undated; addressed: “Mr: Jefferson Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 20 Sept. 1813.