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My wagon which is setting out to day will deliver two Hhds of tobacco. They were made from fresh mountain land and cured without smoke, as indeed was the rest of my crop, and I understand were neatly put up. You will best judge of the most favorable moment for selling them & let me know the proceeds. 2 Please forward by return of the wagon the following articles. P. S Your letter informing me...
The Bull-calf so unpromising at first has turned out a fine one, so that I can spare one of the grown bulls, at a price which I leave to any one of your judicious friends—observing only that he was 6 or 8 months old when he came to my hands, and besides pasturage with occasional grain in the summer he has been now kept thro’ three winters, well housed & lodged, and with as much good hay and...
I have recd. yours of the 27th. Ulti. Should the whole of my little stock of Coke Devon do well you can be furnished here in the spring with a pair. Should the Bull Calf fail, you can be accomodated at least, by temporary management that will give you the initiating service of a grown Bull. It is desirable, if convenient; that you should replace your lost female from another source; that being...
It has happened that one of my Devon young Cows has produced a female Calf, and that the Calf of the other, tho’ a male, was dropt in so feeble and infirm a State as to remain helpless for some time. He is however gaining the use of its limbs and is otherwise improving; but with some uncertainty as to its matured character, it has also to encounter the season of Winter so unfavorable to very...
My wagon will set off in the morning with two more hogsheads tobacco, which I hope will find a favorable market. The delay in sending it has proceeded from the continued moisture of the weather which prevented its preparatory order. The next load will not be sent until the commencement of our harvest. I subjoin a memorandum of articles which you will please send by the return of the wagon. You...
I have recd. your two letters of the 12th & 16th. the former with bill of articles sent by Aleck which came safely to hand. Your clerk in summing the articles made the amount $283.15 instead of $183.15 an inadvertency readily corrected. It would be unreasonable not to be satisfied with the sales of the two last hogsheads of tobacco & I hope we may prove as fortunate in the two my wagon will...
My wagon is about setting off to Richmond with two Hogsheads of Tobacco. Be pleased to make the most of them & communicate to me the proceeds of the sales of this and of the rest of the crop as from time to time it is forwarded. For the first time it has happened that our crop has been cured without being fired & of course without being touched with smoke excepting a small portion & that so...
I have just recd. your letter informing me of the sale of my two Hds. Tobaco Some little delay has occured with those that are to follow owing to the difficulty of getting it in order for the Hds The quality of a part of which, may be superior to that lately sold, the price of which is certainly not to be complained of. It was not my intention to place in Bank to the credit of Mr E. Coles more...
My wagon with 2 Hhds of Tobo. will arrive soon after this. They are the last of the Crop. After selling them, be so good as to let me know the balance for which I may draw. The Waggon on its return will bring the Articles noted below, which I must ask the favor of you to procure. With cordial respects Six Sacks of salt 500 # of Bacon assorted 50 # American blistered Steel Draft (DLC) .
It is so long since the date of your letter informing me that you should in a few days make sale of my Tobo. and would immediately give me an account of it, without my hearing from you, that I suspect a letter must have miscarried. In that case, be so obliging as to forward a duplicate. Taking for granted that the Tobo. would have been sold I draw on you for ninety dollars in favor of Mr....
Your letters of {2m#} & of {2m#} were duly recd. The articles referred to in the first were safely delivered & in every respect satisfactory. The sale of the 2 Hhds of Tobo. reported in the second, was as good as could be expected as it did not suit the taste of the Manufacturers; & brought the highest price of exported Tobo. On comparing it with a sample brought us by the Waggoner, of Mr...
We send off to day a wagon with two hogsheads of tobacco. The tobacco is not large but grown in fresh mountain soil. It seems to have a fine odour, has been neatly handled, and put up in good order by my new overseer, who has the reputation of skill and experience. I hope it will suit the taste of the Manufacturers, and find a good market. Our crop was small not exceeding 8 Hhds. The two sent...
I have 4 Hhds of Tobo on the road which will arrive soon after this; and which you will make the most of according to their quality & the state of the Market. 2 of the Hhds best of the lugs--l stemmed of inferior lugs. 1 unstemmed. The main cause of the inferior quality of the Crop, was as you suppose the want of rain. The soil was fresh & of the mountain fertility. Please to send by the...
I recd. lately the inclosed communication. Your position & range of information on the points of its inquiry, being so much superior to mine, I must ask your aid in giving the answers; with an exception of that relating to the laws of Usury, wch. the Statutes will furnish. The task being of a publick nature, and of common obligation, I will without apology presume on your willingness to take...
The inclosed Check for* [$]2000. will enable you by drawg the amt. from [ ] to close my acct. with the B. there. If so and it be allowed for the premature payment I acquiesce in the sacrifice. I cannot take my leave of this business, witht. returng you many & very sincere thanks, for your kind aids in managing it: with wch. be pleased to accept my best respects & wishes *of W. M. in favr. of...
I inclose $500, which with the balance in your hand, will make up $1000, for the Bank. Should I be under a mistake as to the amount of that balance, be so good as to supply the defic[icy] & the advance shall be immediately replaced. I am anxious that the approaching dates when the Bank will accept a payment without loss to the debtor, may be availed of. I have retained a memorandm. of the Nos....
Be so good as to mention the balance in your hand after paying a draft of $100 dollars whilst I was at the University. I am endeavouring to make up before the 1st. of Sepr the discount day at the Bank as much as will discharge one half of my debt to it. Friendly salutations I have in the Tobo. Houses the amt of a few Hhds reported to be abt. half a dozen, which the delays of my discharged...
With this will be delivered four Hhds of Tobo. No. 13. equal to the best. 14. short pyebald. 15. & 16. good lugs. There will be at least 12 Hhds. to follow six of them equal to the best, the remaining six inferior. It is not improbable that the quantity yet in bulk will yield several addl. Hhds. The crop wd. have been a fine as well as large one if justice had been done it. I fear it will be...
You will receive, from my waggons, now preparing to set out 4 more Hhds of Tobo. I inclose a note annexing to the number of each Hhd [?] particular character. We calculate that there will be at least a dozen more, which will be forwarded as fast as possible. But as these with some exceptions, will be of inferior quality, I leave it to your better judgt. to decide, whether the prospects in the...
This will be followed by my Waggon with two Hhds of Tobo. We have hastened them to market which is understood to be scantily supplied with the best quality! This character I believe is justly due to them, and if the attention of the Manufacturers be attracted can not well fail of the highest price. The Tobo grew on the best fresh Mountain soil, got to be fully ripe before it was cut, was kept...
I am about sending down a few Hhds of Tobo. which will probably arrive a day or two after this. If I shd. not be disappd. in 2 hired Waggons, there will be 8 Hhds. I leave them as heretofore to be sold at your discretion. I have four or five more, which are I believe of inferior quality; and I am not decided whether the present price may not recommend the retaining them, for the chance of the...
Waggons with six Hhds. of Tobo. set out this morning and will be in Richd. soon after this reaches you. The overseer says that with one exception, they may expect better prices than the 2 last Hhds. I would ask your attention particularly to No. 13. which was made by Mr. P. my brother in law, and is spoken of by his judicious neighbor Mr. Newman, as of the very first quality; and of the same...
Yours of the 3d. was duly recd. and the Articles it refers to [du]ly delivered. My overseer says that he can not immediately follow up the waggoning his Tobo. & wishes the 2 Hhds. on hand to be sold without waiting for more, being apprehensive that the order in which the Tobo. was priced, may render delay unfavorable to the sale, by limiting it to the manufacturers. The Harvest is now over in...
I have recd. yours of the 23d. I canot but say that the sales of the Tobo. have disappointed my hopes, tho’ I have no doubt, your attentions did it justice; and that there must have been a defective management here. It is true, the want of rain at the ripening stage, may account in some degree for the prevailing quality: But it is equally true that my neighbors with the same weather, and a...
We are filling out for Richd. 2 Waggons with 4 Hhds. of Tobo. wch. I hope will find a good Market. This neighborhood has been favored with the finest planting season, and if the crops are not generally pitched, it must be owing to a backwardness of the plant beds, which I presume from the late frosting weather has happened in but a few instances, if in any. I ask your attention to the inclosed...
My overseer is so pressed in winding up his late crop of Tobo. for wch. the winter was unfavorable, and in his preparations for the coming one, that he wishes to know whether the market for his lugs will not probably be as good in the Autumn as at this Season. Favor me with the proper information on this point. I have 4 or 5 Hhds to—add to the six at the Warehouse, which I hope with the six...
Yours of Apl. 28 came duly to hand and I thank you for the attention given to mine which it answered. Do me the further favor to pay Mr. Ritch[ie] the annual advance for the Enquirer, due about this time. The enclosed note for it was left with me at my request, by one of the Collect[ors] for that paper, & will do for the receipt. My overseer tells me he must pause in Sending down my Tobo. for...
On the supposition that a remnant of fund in your hands, may not be insufficient for the coming occasion, I enclose a note for it without a remittance. Should I miscalculate, let me know, and the error shall be corrected. Draft (DLC) .
Your favor of the 12th. was duly recd. and I thank you, as Mr. Quincy doubtless does for your obliging execution of the task requested of you. Like some other partial friends you greatly overate my Consent to be made a candidate for the approaching Convention. It was given with a very just, as well as unfeigned reluctance. When I recollect the years that have passed over my head, since I...
I recd. lately from Mr. Quincy President of Harvard University, a letter expressing a particular desire to obtain all the printed Reports, and other documents, which relate to the origin, history, Constitution, discipline, and present State of the University of Virginia. Finding that there will be difficulty in procuring all that is wished for from the sources to which I have applied, and the...
Inclosed is a Renewing note for the Bank, which I presume will arrive in time. I thank you for your suggestions as to my Tobacco. The Frost did not visit us till we had removed the outstanding from the field. But some of the latest cutting, was a little touched on the Scaffold. What are we to consider as the effect of the British duty of 3d. a pound on Stemmed Tobo. in the Richd. market for...
I recd. some days ago a call from the B. U. S. at Richmond for payment on or before Octr. 12. of $1000. I had not looked for it, after your letter of in answer to mine of . I hope it does not shut the door agt. the indulgence as requested in the latter & favored in yours. Be so good as to let me hear from you on the subject as soon as may be convenient. The continuance of the drought has...
I have just recd. your note of the 1st. inst. accompanied by the Bacon which is thought to be very good. I thank you for your obliging purpose in the event of a speedy Curtailment. It wd. be very convenient to me if this cd. be delayed till I cd. avail myself of some other resource than the Sale of my Tobo. Not anticipating such a measure of the Bank, I had allotted the surplus of that,...
I inclose a note for renewing [ ] in Bank. If it cannot be done without [an immediate] curtailment, it [will be] necessary to dispose of Tobacco [ ] hand for the purpose. Be so obliging [ ] to make for me the annual payment due to the "Enquirer" With friendly respects Draft (owned by Charles M. Storey, Boston, Mass., ).
I have recd. yours of the 5th. and thank you for your kind interposition with the Bank in my behalf. It is much my wish to discharge my engagements to it: and assurances & prospects from my debtors have kept me in hopes of being able to do so. Thus far however, they have not been fulfilled; and unfortunately, bad managements added to bad seasons, have deprived my crops of the expected results....
Mr. Cabell has obligingly procured for me a sight of the 1st. vol. of the Journals of the H. of Delegates just published. But, it does not reach to the Sessions of 1784-5. 1785-6. & 1786-7. for wch. I had occasion If these have been struck off, tho’ not finally put together for publication, and be attainable in that form only, I would ask the favor of you to purchase me a copy if to be had in...
Yours of the 2d. is duly recd. I was not very sanguine as to the sale of my Tobo. being aware of the effect of the drought on it. But it has fallen short of my hopes, not being sufficiently aware of the mismanagement complained of. We must try & do of more justice to the crop on hand which is an enlarged one, and in land which promises Tobo. of the first quality: The prospect in our wheat...
Having occasion for one hundred dollars to pay a debt in Philada I have taken the liberty of sending thither a draft on you for that amount payable on the 5th. of July next, which I must ask the favor of you to satisfy out of the proceeds of my Tobo. if other means be not put into your hands for the purpose. FC (DLC) .
I have recd yours of the 4th. inclosing a note for my filling up & signing. On the strength of your kind promise, & your confidence in the favorable disposition of the Bank I have availed myself of your hint, and enlarged the sum in it to $2200. which will meet (and a trifle over probably) two engagts., one an accepted draft for $1320 negociable at the Farmer’s B in Fredg: but due to the U. S....
Mr. Anderson has given me notice that a draft accepted by me in favor of Rd. Peters jr for $1048.68. due on the 1st. of Apl, has been placed in the B. B. of the U. S. at Richd. for collection. I had several sources for meeting this & some other demands, which, untill very lately, I thought could not fail me. It has happened otherwise, and I find myself under the necessity of asking the favor...
I have so entirely left all my affairs to Jefferson that I know almost nothing of them. I am uninformed whether our tob o from Bedford is all down or our flour from here. before he went away, I stated to him that we should have to make the ordinary and current call on you. he told me I might do it, as he had made provn with you on that subject. my quarterly bills are now due and must be drawn...
I have just recd yours of the 24. with the articles referred to in it. Subjoined is a list of what you will be kind eno’ to send by the bearer. I am not sure that some of them may not be out of the range of your plan of business. In that case you will not be again troubled with such. I return the rect for the last load of Tobo. and wish you to retain the ensuing rects. I am sorry to find the...
I am called on for the amount of my last supply of wines E t c. from Mess rs Dodge and Oxnard of Marseilles, amounting to 124. D 61. c which I must pray you to remit for me to Mr E. Copeland j r their agent in Boston to be placed to my credit with them. ever and affection ly yours MHi .
I correct my blunder of misdirecting my letter to mr Madison by inclosing it to him this day. I committed a similar one while in Paris by cross directing two letters to two ladies out of which scrape I did not get so easily. affectionate salutations MiU-C .
Waggoner Aleck will deliver 2 Hhs Tobo which will be followed by others as fast as they can be made ready. The quality of the Tobo. is considered as good, tho’ a little pinched in its size by dry weather. This is less the case with a part of the crop— I leave to your own judgmt. as heretofore the times of sale requesting only, at the instance of my 2 Overseers, that the prices, may be...
Some boxes of philosophical apparatus are arrived at Richmond for the University in the care of Mess rs Warwicks. a paper is sent me to be signed entirely unconformable to the facts of the case, the awkwardness of which perhaps you can relieve by verbal explanations. I therefore trouble you with the papers open, to be perused, delivered and accomodated. The boxes must come indispensably by...
Col o Peyton is requested to get mr May to obtain of the best window glass of the Boston manufactory the following articles 25 . panes 12. I. square 50. panes 12 by 18 I. ½ doz. panes 18. I. by 2. feet. also the following for print frames 2. panes or sheets 19½ I. by 15. I. for the 2. prints of Pantheon 1. 19½ I. by 14¼ for Comparative buildings 3 . d o 17
Your very kind letters, with those of other friends were real soothers of a kind of uneasiness I never had before experienced, which was the greater as the less expected. a majority of one in the legislature of my native state was an appalling idea. but it has ended well, and I count on days and nights of quiet which I had never seen since the coup de grace given me by a deceased friend. I...
I inclose you a bill of lading for 11. cases from Marseilles arrived at N. York and now on their way to Richmond, for freight, duties and charges on which there is due to mr Jonathan Thompson 39.D, 37c which I must pray you to remit to him and forward the cases on arrival by waggon to mr Raphael. Jefferson will be with you tomorrow charged with all my affairs with you. affectionately yours MHi .
I recieved yesterday your favor of the 30 th your advances for me have been unreasonably great and such as I must check. but no consideration on earth will permit me to let you suffer. Except our neighborly and current calls, every thing is in Jefferson hands. I sent for him this morning and have had a conference with him. he assures me he has had you in constant view and thinks himself...