Montpellier November 14th. 1808
As I am Longer making the bricks than I Calculated on I think proper to mention The reason to you. The weather has been so very Damp, that they did not drye as fast as I could wish to handle them, to go it with them. I finished making Last tuesday, and if it had been drying weather by this day, I woud have had them burnt. I have got six or eight thousand drying by fireing of them in the tracks and the ballance is in the kill ready for burning. I think if nothing Happens day af tomorrow I will set fire to the kill. The hands that I had I imployd them cuting of wood since I stopt of making The snow is hear at times too inches deep. Sir I am yours with esteem
DLC: Papers of James Madison.