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It is long since I wrote you in consequence of a very severe indisposition which confined me to my bed ten days and to my chamber more than a fortnight—The time thus passed of course afforded but little to relate and still less to interest—On Tuesday evening 10 of March I drank Tea with Mrs. Sergeant a most charming woman, the Wife of a member of Congress from Philadelphia—It was a social...
I wrote you a note from Wills’s in Fluvanna on my way up, in which I mentioned my intention to call on you on my return to the Lower Country. From the state in which I find my business affairs, I expect it will be the 26 th of the month before I shall be at Monticello . In the interim, I think it may not be amiss for me to say a few words to you by letter. From the best information I can...
Your’s of the 11 th came to hand last night only, and we have no mail setting out for Richmond until the 17 th . I am sorry for this lapse, and had I known that unstamped paper (as that you inclose) would do, I would have prevented it. I now return you the two notes signed, and as I shall go to Bedford the 2 d week of April and not be back till the first week in May, I inclosed inclose a...
If I could refuse you any thing, it would be the request in your’s of the 9 th to submit to the operation of having my bust taken. of all operations it is the most revolting, whether you stand, as was Ciracchi ’s method, or lie down and have your face plaistered over with gypsum , as was Houdon ’s or sit as with the painters. I have no doubt of mr Coffee ’s talents from what you say of him;...
I have about Six Ton Plastar to grind, I suppose the tole More profitable then Corn, as I am a constant customer to Your Mill, & intend continueing so, I hope You will favour me, with the permission of letting Your Millar grind my Plastar, tomorrow or any day that may be Convenient soon, I have likewise preserved the Cobbs from three hundred barrells Corn which I have sent to Richm d And if...
The injury which the grinding of plaister does to the mill, and the offence it gives to our bread customers hav e obliged me to make it a rule to grind plaister for nobody but myself. it shall be done for you however on this occasion. but my water wheel has given out, and we are now engaged in renewing it. this will not be compleated till about a week before which time I wish your plaister to...