Washington Oct. 4. 07.
The last evening in which I saw you, you asked whether it would not answer my purpose if you let me know some weeks hence whether you would give up your river field in exchange for the privilege of clearing over the Colle road, we taking off 200 cords of the wood, to which I assented. but my principal view in getting that field of you is that I may unite the Meadow part of it with the meadow I hold above & below it. in that case I should begin immediately a thorn hedge to separate the meadow part from the hill, and must send the thorns on from here by my cart when she comes which will be in about a fortnight. I must therefore ask the favor of an earlier decision that I may engage the thorns. if you can let me know by the post which leaves Milton on the 10th. I shall have time to have the thorns taken up & packed in bundles by the arrival of the cart. flour is at 6. D. in Alexandria. I tender my best wishes.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.