Monticello Sep. 26. 07.
My brother who lives in your neighborhood was to send some grass seeds to your house to be forwarded for me to Lynchburg by your boats. I have also ordered 3. dozen chairs to be sent for me from Richmond to Lynchburg, where they will be recieved by the house of Wm. Brown and noted to Burgess Griffin my overseer at Poplar forest. I take the liberty of writing to you directly, not only to recommend these articles to your kind attention, but to express my desire of passing through your hands hereafter such articles as I shall have occasion to send either from this place or Richmond to Lynchburg, for my use at Poplar forest. if you will be so good as to recieve them I shall have entire confidence in their safety. indeed it would be very agreeable to me if you could enter into an arrangement with mr Griffin for carrying every year to Richmond my crop of from 20. to 40. hhds. we require it at market early. I salute you with esteem.
P.S. paiment for transportation will always be made by Brown & Co. at Lynchbg. or by Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson who act for me at Richmond.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.