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⟨The⟩ Reason of ⟨my⟩ not getting your Letter ⟨ mutilated ⟩ is I had not Ben to william⟨sburg mutilated ⟩ and the ⟨le⟩tters Lay ⟨ mutilated ⟩ and I ⟨new⟩ nothing ⟨ mutilated ⟩ tel the ⟨ mutilated ⟩ I ⟨ mutilated ⟩ to ⟨pay mutilated in⟩ the post ⟨ mutilated ⟩ I got them Boath and the next day ⟨ mutilated ⟩an up to Fredericks Burg for to fetch ⟨
The last time I Rote to you I acquainted you with the misfortain of our Crops Being drounded & overdone with the wet and now it is ass Bad the other way we have had no Rain Sence to do any Service to the Corn or tobaco & it Burns up for being over done with the wet be fore it Cannot stand the drouth now the Corn Cannot Shoot out nor fill the tobaco the Roots of it was so mutch Sobd and over...
I am Sorrey to give you Sutch an acount of our Crops ass I am obligd to do I thought when you Left Williams Burg we had the ⟨best⟩ prospect of a Crop we have had for Several years But Sutch heavy Rains we have had every day for 4 or 5 days to geather sence it has Ruend a great deel of our tobaco their is not one of our plantation in yorke But has got sum tobaco drownded and in tirely spoilt...
⟨ Mutilated ⟩ the first of ⟨this⟩ month or the last of may ⟨i⟩n Closd ⟨in a mutilated ⟩ Letter which ⟨came mutilated ⟩ in a nother with the ⟨invoice for mutilated for you and⟩ Mr Custis and the ⟨ mutilated Crop mutilated had planted⟩ at that time ⟨ mutilated ⟩ sent By the post to you ⟨ mutilated C⟩rops are all planted and are ⟨ mutilated ⟩ we have a ⟨
I this day set off Mr Guys Vessell with your negros she did not get hear So soon ass I Expected them by their Letter by ten days they tel me they ware drove to Norfolk a Coming over the Bay they Bring you 500 Bushels of oats the freight 3d. pr Bushel £ 6. 5.0 and 16 negros @ 15/ pr head 12. 0.0 ⟨ mutilated ⟩ 1 ⟨39⟩ lb. of Cotten
when I Rote to you Last I thought I had a Very fine prospect of a Crop but the Case is greatly alterd now for we hant had Rain to wet the Earth sence may our tobaco though planted over three times is now a great deel of it Burnt up in the hills and mising the upper Quarters about ten days ago was wors off with their Crops then we are below their has Ben a good deel of Rain abought sence tho....
Jack now sets off from Queens ⟨ mutilated ⟩th Taylor and ⟨h⟩is family to soffolk ⟨he also mutilated ⟩ the negro ⟨ mutilated Sam⟩ & 85 lb. of wool from your Qur in K. Wm and 3 Casks of Cyder from Rockahock which is all the appels wod make[.] I am very shore th⟨ei⟩r was not half the appels ass I Saw their alittle while before they w⟨e⟩re got and people has ben ⟨seen⟩ toating them off in the...
I now rite to you to let you no the affars of our Crops and how they are at this time it is almo⟨st⟩ five weaks sence we have had any Rain at all and then we had sutch a heavy Rain that it drownded our tobaco and two mutch at that time for the Corn and sence sutch a great drouth has Causd the tobaco to be very sorrey and hardley good for any thing[,] that ass was forrod fired all away and...
I have Just Ben over all the plantations and give you ass true an account ass I Can of the prospect of the Crops which I hope if the weather purmits will be Tolarable good at Rockahock and old Quarter the tobo is very mutch hurt by great Rains Sum of it is drownded at old Qur and at Rockahock sum of it fires be for it Can make any thing although it is fine Large tobo but if it is dry weather I...
when I Rote to you Last I had a very good prospect of a Crop at Every plantation But the Case is mutch alterd now accashioned by gusts of wind and Rain & hail in sum places wich happend Last weak where I live if my Crop had Ben forrod should made very little Corn or tobo it wod ben all disstroyed by the wind and hail the wind Blew very hard and the Hail very Large and a prodegus heavey Rain...