20th December 1819
I have sent you 3 Tierces of Cider which I am confident will turn out well. I was suspicious last year on acount of that kind of fruit being too full on the trees, the bbls marked 66··73 are made of a difrent kind of Apples which I have Observd to turn out well for a fiew years past—As it is my desire that you should have the best cider that I make. if you would send a person in whom you could confide to my house from the 10 to the 15 of december he might make a selection out of my whole Crop without any Additional price.
PS Mr Higinbothim,s bbl markd 38 please to let him know
MHi: Coolidge Collection.