Washington Dec. 6. 08.
I inclose you three hundred & five Dollars to be disposed of as follows
|W. D. Meriwether for lambs||12.|
|Rob Terril 60 bar. corn||79.||16|
|Lane for a cow & a calf||12|
|on account||__ 1.||84|
your letter of the 1st. inst. just recieved, being the first information I had that there would be a further paiment due to Robert Terril at this time for fodder, I had previously disposed of my whole funds for this month, & therefore cannot send it till a month hence. then also I will send the money which will be due to Turner, Gilliam, Hamner, Spears, M. Pace, Reynolds, Butler, Belt, & mrs Lewis. I reserve here the money for Giannini’s 65. barrels of corn. expecting mrs Carter will present the draught you gave her on me at this place, or otherwise advise me to whom to pay it. I believe when Davy comes at Christmas he had better come in the little cart with two good mules, as I can load him with light but bulky things which will ease our final removal. I am glad to learn your progress in the garden having much at heart the completion of that work. I hope the stone house opposite the Outchamber will be compleated. the other stable had better lie for the next season. my best wishes attend you.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.