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To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Eston Randolph, 16 January 1820

Ashton 16th January 1820

Dear sir

I have for some time past been aware that the Mill was in a dangerous situation, and that another crop of wheat cannot be ground in it until it is secured—but I had no idea of any immediate danger, as. it appear’d to remain at one point for the last three weeks—it certainly ought to bear treble the quantity that is now in it—and would if it had been faithfully built—We have removed all the flour that we could procure house room for—my lumber house is quite full—and Colo Randolph’s is not secure—I thank you for your offer of the use of yours, and will gladly avail myself of it—and will make every possible arrangement immediately for lightening the floors—I should have call’d on you the past week, had not my engagement at the Ice house prevented me—for I very much wish to have some conversation with you on the subject of the Mill—with great request and affectionate regards yours—

Thos Eston Randolph

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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