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During the unexampled spell of hard weather which we had in Jan. & Feb. and March , I thought it better not to send the waggoners on the road, and especially as Milly and her two young children were to come back with them. but it has been with inexpressible regret that I have been obliged to retain them latterly while these fine ploughing days were passing. but the necessity of bringing corn...
The waggons arrived yesterday forenoon with every thing safe except that Jerry left one of his mules dying on the road. this I dare say was the effect of poverty, which is the stamp of all our animals here. they have no forage short or long but what he I buy, and people are now talking of 8. and 10.D. a barrel for corn. I hope, if there is to be such another year, I shall not live to see it. I...
I send off Nace and Philip this morning to assist in your harvest, and intended to have set out myself, but am prevented by the lameness of one of my horses. I am in hopes he will be fit for the road in 2. or 3. days more, and that I shall be close on the heels of the bearers. we begin to cut rye this day and on Monday our wheat will be in order. it is recovered from the fly more than we ever...
When I left you I counted with certainty on being at Poplar Forest during the last week at the latest; but the decision on my road here which comes on in our court to-day or tomorrow has detained me. to that is now added the difficulty of keeping our workmen at the College together so as to ensure the finishing it. this depends on their diligence for one fortnight more within which time the...
Dick arrived here on Friday night with every thing safe. he yesterday he rested of course with his relations and to-day being Sunday he will start tomorrow. Phill will go immediately into the smith’s shop. Hanah ’s Billy is in the Cooper’s shop, and as soon as he can make a good barrel he shall return to Poplar Forest . he is too ungovernable. if what flour you have is not gone to Richmond ,...
It being now high time to try the experiment of burning our stubble fields as a means of destroying the brood of the fly deposited in them, and ready the first warm spell to come out and lay their eggs in the new wheat, I take up my pen to state to you the method as going into practice here. you take a still day, and burn a margin all round the field sufficient to secure the fences. then the...
Your’s of the 5 th has been recieved. I prefer sending the flour to Richmond . it is more convenient to concentrate all my funds in one hand; and it also increases confidence in my correspondent , so that if at any time I have occasion to overdraw, he knows himself sure of recieving the funds. Lynchburg too is no wheat market. while they were offering 9/ there it was & is 13/6 and 14/ at...
According to promise I now inclose you mr Morris ’s and Maj r Pollard ’s reciepts for their 1 st instalments to the Central College . I shall set out tomorrow for the meeting at Rockfish gap , and when our business is done there I shall go on to the Warm springs . I shall probably be back the last week of August, and be with you a fortnight after. I salute you with friendship and respect. PoC (
I am lately returned from the Warm springs with my health entirely prostrated by the use of the waters. they produced an imposthume and eruptions, which with the torment of the journey back reduced me to the extremest weakness. I am getting better, but still obliged to lie night and day reclined in one posture, which makes writing all but impossible. the visitors of the college meet the 1 st...
When I wrote to you on the 11 th of Sep. I confidently hoped to recover my health and strength to be with you long before this. but I am not yet able to go out of the house: and altho’ much recovered, I shall not have strength for the journey until it will be too cold to undertake it. I shall not therefore see you until April . in this case I must pray you to act in all things for the best...