Washington Oct. 11. 07
I now inclose you 360. Dollars to be paid as follows
|to||John Perry for Walker’s order||100.||D.|
|to||mrs Lewis, my assumpsit for J. Perry||49.|
|mr Chandler & the younger Shoemaker||40.|
this last sum is intended as a commencement for the discharge of your debts. you will therefore pay it towards those most pressing. in about 3. weeks you shall have another remittance towards the same object. the money for mr Chandler and mr Shoemaker the younger is for their assistance about the dam, and is to be divided between them in proportion to the time they respectively aided, or in any other proportion they shall agree on. I shall be glad to learn if you bought the hundred barrels of corn at 10/ & when paiable. it is possible mr Eppes may buy a horse for me and send him to Monticello some time this month to be brought on by Davy. I would therefore wish Davy not to set out till the beginning of next month, lest the horse should come after his departure. as he is a horse of great value he must take great care of him. Mr Shoemaker presented me an account for the use of his cart, & horses &c. I desired him to settle it with you. the difficulty of satisfying him makes me wish you to avoid accounts with him as much as possible. his convenience in the [fa]ll for waggoning ice, recommends the employing him then. I tender you my best wishes.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.