Poplar Forest 28th March, 20
Your letter of the 16th by Mr. Coffee I have, Mr Coffee arrived here on Friday last and purposes going to Lynchburg this morning, return to Night, and to morrow he will go to the N. Bridge, he has declind going to the South this Spring, owing he says to his being detaind much longer than he expected at Lynchburg
Your Tobo is nearly all prized & will be in Lynch in week, except the stemd Hhd, which shall soon follow, the first cutting, is very respectable, but the last indifferent, I will send it to Richmond as soon as I can possibly get a boat; Tobo is rising and in demand at Lynchburg. but I suppose the Richmond Market is best at present. we are preparing to commence the canal but shall obey your instructions respecting it, Hepburn has been with us last week, giving directions concerning it, and says, that 200 feet of it where it runs thro the woods, near the lower end, must be tubed, as soon as the Tobo is put the boat, I will inform you immediately, wishing you all possible happiness
We shall be happy to see you about this 15th April, and provide what is necessary
MHi: Coolidge Collection.