Salvington 12 Octr 1796
In case the Overseer who was uncertain; has not agreed to stay with You—I can get one here, who is accustomed to the management of Negroes. And can come well recommended, As to which would wish to hear from You.
In a few days I entend being at Marleborough when I will take a Measure of the parts of Mr Mercers Thrashing Machin[e] In Order to make preparations in winter by cuting Timber for the Mounting of one for You, In case of Your approbation, I suppose the cost might be made very low. by employing Your own Carpenters with the assistance of one Mill Wright And with much respect I am Sir Your most Obedt Humble Servt