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A computation of the corn it will take for the stock from now till April 1 or for one Hundred days. Corn 6 plough Horses from this till April the first or for one Hundred days when ploughing aught to have 2 gallons a day Each, suppose 40 ploughing days, which amounts to bushels  60 corn the same Horses when not in service one gallon of corn a day Each for 60 days is 45 bushil  45 4 breding...
The scantling for the harow I would wish to be 4 inches wide and 3 inches thick about 31 feet in shuch lengths as will cut six pieses five feet long 25 teeth a 11 inches long the size of the pattren if the irons is done. For the small plough I would be oblige to you if you would send Davy over in order to assist me to make the plough amediatlly. I am Sir your Humble Svt. RC ( DLC ); unaddressed.
by mistake of the post master I recieved last evening the inclosed, with several letters & papers, it being the first I put my hand on amediately broke it open, not untill then observeing that it was directed to you. as it is natural to suppose none others except those derected to myself would have been sent. I hope you will pardon my mistake— RC ( MHi ); dateline beneath signature; addressed:...
your note of today is before me. I have notised the contents & am sorry its not in my power to discharge the ballence of the Rent due at this time. but hope it will be in my power in a few days as I have sold and deliverid to M r Shoemaker all the old wheat I had on hand for the express purpose of paying of that claim— as soon tharefore as M r Shoemaker returns who is now gone to Fredricksburg...
A Method for preparing buck wheat for table use first to fan it out from the chaff and then tak it and put it into a bag and tramp it well then Run it through the fan the second time then grind it Seperate from the Corne then put one forth Corne Meal and bolt it together and it is fit for use. MS ( DLC : TJ Papers, 235: 42204); possibly in Alexander’s hand; undated, but probably belonging to...
January 10th 1795 MS ( MHi ); in Alexander’s hand; endorsed by TJ: “Stock. Shadwell Christmas 94”; notation on verso, by TJ: “delivd. 8 hides 171 Ib soal,” which refers to hides for shoe leather (see Betts, Farm Book Edwin M. Betts, ed., Thomas Jefferson’s Farm Book , Princeton, 1953 , 41).
I am this moment about to start after some boat men who was to have landed with wheat for me this morning. as soon tharefore as we get them load ed ed . I will be glad to ride to the lands with M r Randolph . I hope we will be able to affect an amicable accomodation of the matter in question betwen my you and my self. without haveing recorse to the disagreeable alternative of calling on our...
yesterday at Montecelo , I omited to Consult you with respect to a pease of ground which I wish to Clear at shadwell , of about two or three acres. for the purpose of fire wood and rails. there is very little timber on it. owing in part to the Waggoners Commiting depredations when encamping at the place—as also rails taken from it at different times to repair the fenceing burnt by them. the...
A difference of opinion having arisen between the subscribers as to the construction of the words of a lease we wish to settle it amicably by a reference to persons in whose judgment & impartiality we have unqualified confidence. it is of yourselves we ask the favor to become our arbitrators, and to your award we agree mutually to submit. we are sorry to add that the question cannot be...