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My packages which were shipwrecked having been sent on from Richmond to Monticello, I send you a list of them; and as they have doubtless been wet, and might still grow worse by continuing unopened, I must pray you to open them, to examine particularly the condition of the contents and report it to me in a letter by the first post, that I may know which of them must be replaced, and have time...
I inclose you 100. D. of which be pleased to pay 50. D. to J. Perry and keep 50. for the debts you have still to pay. I ought to have remitted J. Perry 50. D. more and mr Chisolm 60. D. but these deficiencies I will make up on my arrival at home and then bring you 200. D. which will pay off the whole list of debts furnished me heretofore. let Davy set off with my horse on Saturday the 23d....
Your’s of the 21 st came to hand yesterday you have done right in having the safety gate finished, and at any moment when the convenience of the great mill shall admit, it should be laid down, as we know not when a fresh may put us into danger. should mr Meeks be gone, get mr Gilmore to direct it, and indeed I would at any rate rather have it done under his direction. I must get you to look...
The plants of Privet which you have recieved are from mr Gordon and I intend them for a hedge in the garden which not being yet ready, they must be set out in a nursery where you can find a convenient open spot. the waggon must not go to Bedford before mr Chisolm goes. it will not be wanting there till they are proceeding to burn the brick kiln which must not be till mr Chisolm is there...
It was unfortunate that your letter of Feb. 2. arrived here just as I had set out on a journey which kept me from home upwards of a month. I found it here on my return on the 2 d of March , the day before Congress were of course to close their session. I have taken time deliberately to make the examination desired. it’s result will be found in the paper now inclosed, together with the copies...
Your favor of the 11th. has been recieved, & I thank you for the communication on Indian affairs. I observe what you say on the aspect of your elections. altho’ federalism appears to have boasted prematurely of it’s gains, yet it does not appear to have yielded as we might have expected to the evidence either of their reason or their senses. two facts are certainly as true as irreconcileable....
I acknowledge, in the first moment it has been in my power, the reciept of your joint letter of Jan. 26. with the Address of the two branches of the legislature of Massachusets, expressing their approbation of the proceedings of our government. this declaration cannot fail to give particular and general satisfaction to our fellow citizens, and to produce wholsome effects at home and abroad....
D  C 1817. Jan. 6. rec d 95.48 June 6. 5. mo. int. 2.49 97.97 pd money from Fitz . 20. May 15. ord. Southall   25.  
I shall be obliged to you to make for me a waistcoat and pair of breeches of best scarlet French cloth, with small plain yellow buttons. Send them if you please by the stage, not by post. I am Sir your very humble servt PrC ( ViU : Edgehill-Randolph Papers); at foot of text: “Mr. Christian Baehr. N. York.” Tr ( DLC ); 19th-century copy. Word omitted in Tr .
If either now or at any time hence you can find a superfine French cloth, of the very dark blue which you know I wear, I will be obliged to you to make and send me a coat of it. Furnish me also if you please a pair of black silk and a pair of black sattin breeches. I will take care, on receiving your accounts always to find an opportunity of remitting you the amount. I am Sir Your very humble...