[Mont]icello 9th Febuary 1809
[. . .] 6th.. I received and inclose to you the [wool] which you desire me to send you (it is from your old Breed of sheep. We are ingaged in Geting fence rails on the high Montain we have to haul them down the Mountain on the axen tree of the four wheels. After we inclose the fields now about it will turn of our stock from the house So far that I think it would be best if we could inclose a large piece of land [for] the stock (I think sir we shall be oblige to buy some more corn as we Get very little from the mill we do not get above one Bushel one day with another and that does not feed my beefs. we are oblige to feed our stock very well as the winter is very hard. corn can be had for about 10/. [per] barril. I am Sir your Ob St.
ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers.