Washington May 31. 07.
I inclosed you yesterday the bill of lading for my millstones, but had not then time to write. on their arrival should the state of the river admit their going by water without danger of their being dropped by the way, it will be better; but should the state of the river have become uncertain, the importance of having them before the dry season sets in, renders it expedient to send them by any return waggons who will undertake to deliver them at the Shadwell mill. mr Higginbotham will pay the carriage for me. I salute you with sincere affection.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.