Washington Jan. 26. 07.
I have recieved your letter, covering an order of J. Perry for £108.15. to be paid in May, and I hold it subject to your direction without acceptance, but on such modifications as you & mr Perry shall agree on. by my agreement with him I am to remit him, or pay to his order 100. D. a month. I have paid an order of his of 50. D. for this month & hold the other 50. at his order. you must therefore get from him a specific order which monthly instalments are to be paid to you. he says he cannot go on without those of 2. or 3. months to come. you & he therefore must settle this, but so as not to disable him from continuing his work, for that would stop the source from which paiments are to flow. Accept my affectionate salutations.