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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.
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).
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...