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The sorrel riding-horse is to be kept for Mr. Bacon’s riding. If Arcturus has not been exchanged for Mr. Smithson’s mare, I wish him and the Chickasaw mare to be disposed of immediately. I think $150 might be expected for him, and $100 for her; but I would take a fair wagon horse or mule for either, rather than keep them. For Arcturus we ought certainly to get a first-rate wagon horse or mule....
After leaving home some other things occurred to me which I will now mention by way of supplement to my former memorandums.   I omitted to name Ursula as one who, when the family has left Monticello, may be employed with the other labourers.   when Phill proceeds to the making shoes for the people, Barnaby & Shepherd should join him, as they have heretofore done, in order to perfect themselves...
I inclose you 240. Dollars which be pleased to pay as follows. D  c to  Hancock Allen 92. 80
Yours of the 11th. by John is recieved. I should imagine that above & near the New road, and in the clearing you have to make in the river field you would find rail timber enough for the fence down the mountain. should you not however, you must get it where it is most convenient. when you proceed to mend up the fence which incloses the house & it’s grounds, you will find a great deal of timber...
I now inclose you 620. D. to be applied as follows. to John Perry 200. D. James Walker 100. D. Dabney Minor 266. 67 to discharge a debt from G. Lilly, take in the bond yourself, on account 53. 33 for fodder &c.
Davy arrived here last night and he will set out tomorrow, if the weather permits. he takes in his cart a number of articles of which I shall inclose a list with directions as to their contents. I shall here direct only as to some particulars. in the box No. 4. you will find some willow-oak acorns, peach stones, & a little more of the Quarentine corn which I had here. this last you will add to...
I inclose you 700. Dollars, of which be pleased to pay to James Walker 100. D. John Perry 100 D. Wm. Maddox 50. D. and there will remain 450. D. for your corn, fodder & pork, which you must pay out as you find most necessary, & let me know what will then remain due for these articles & it shall be remitted about this time next month. after getting all the coal wood you can on the Meadow branch...
I am informed that for want of the mill irons which Stewart should have made, mr Walker has been obliged to quit working on the great mill, & to proceed with the small one it is too important to my interest as well as to the faith of my engagements to mr Shoemaker, to have the delivery of the mill to him suspended for this defect. I wish you therefore to exert yourself to have the irons done...
I have duly recieved your letters of the 13th. & 20th. the 14£ which you say is still wanting to pay your debts shall be sent by the first or 2d. post of January. I am chagrined at the malconduct of Martin in the toll-mill. I fear I shall be as much disappointed in his principles as in his health. but if in addition to negligence & dishonesty he disobliges our customers, he must be instantly...
I inclose you two hundred and forty five dollars, to wit for mr Dinsmore 20.  D. mr Chisolm 50. mr Walker 100. yourself on account 75 245. the 75. for yourself you will pay to those you think best. if mr Perry is with you, tell him I retain 100. D. which I will either remit to him or to mr Speer as he shall direct. mr Speer told me it was to be paid to him, but I wait mr Perry’s order to do...