James Madison Papers

John O. Lay to James Madison, 2 August 1825

Richmond 2nd Augt. 1825


I herewith hand you Sales of the 2 Hhds. Strips No. 9 & 10 (which I did not dispose of until yesterday) nett proceeds $213.90 which amount is deposited to your credit in the Farmers Bank of Va and a Certificate for it enclosed—

Both these Hhds. were dry and sweet No. 9 was something better than No. 16 sold in June at $8.85 but No. 10 was inferior in quality to No. 7 I valued them at $11. and $9. and consider them fairly sold at an average of $10—

The size of the Hhds. is an object to the purchaser who buys for shipping inasmuch as the expenses are nearly equal on a large or small one I think Mr. Eddins will find it to your advantage to make them weigh 14 a 1620 if it can be done without much inconvenience—Yours Very Respy

Jno. O. Lay

P. S. An Augur has been ready for Mr. Eddins some time since but no opportunity has occurred for sending it—

RC and enclosures (DLC). RC docketed by JM. Enclosures are accounts and a deposit ticket.

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