Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Edmund Bacon, 8 February 1807

Washington Feb. 8. 07.


Your’s of Jan. 30. is recieved. I now inclose you 350. Dollars towit

for James Walker 100. D.
John Perry 150.
Hugh Chisolm 50.
yourself on account 50

the sum of 50. D. inclosed for yourself is sent because mr Perry wrote me word it was wanting for some sawing done. you can enquire into that and apply it to that or any thing more pressing as you please: I should have no objection to the exchange of your new ground with mr Craven for oat grounds, if the difficulty respecting the sowing it with clover can be got over. you know I meant the oat ground should be sowed with clover, that we may begin to raise hay, or at least summer forage for ourselves. I have engaged 2. bushels of seed for this purpose which will go by Davy. he must be here on the 7th. of March, & consequently he should leave home on the 2d. let his cart be strongly repaired & have two mules in it. he must come by Culpeper & Fauquier court house, by Greenwich, Ewell’s mill, Bull run at Yates’s ford, Songster’s, Lane’s, Richard Fitzhugh’s, Thomas’s cross roads, and George town ferry, in all 125. miles. he must spare no pains in enquiring the road from place to place abovenamed, because it is the only road passable in the spring, as it exactly comes across all the roads which at that season are cut by waggons. he must therefore learn it; because it is the one he is always to travel. I shall be at home myself about the 12th. or 13th. of March. be on the look out to know where we can buy stalled beef on the best terms. it will be time enough to engage it after I get home. Accept my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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