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Eli Alexander to Thomas Jefferson, 12 February 1810

From Eli Alexander

Shadwell Feb. 12–1810


I am this moment about to start after some boatmen who was to have landed with wheat for me this morning. as soon tharefore as we get them load ed. I will be glad to ride to the lands with Mr Randolph. I hope we will be able to affect an amicable accomodation of the matter in question betwen you and my self. without haveing recorse to the disagreeable alternative of calling on our nighbors to do it for us—the land which I proposed to clear this year. I understand to lye as you have discribed—I am D Sir

Respectfully your Ob. Servt—

Eli Alexander

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 12 Feb. 1810 and so recorded in SJL.

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