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On examining more carefully into the work still to be done in the canal , I find there is no prospect of getting the water to the mill seat before the ensuing summer. consequently there is no occasion to do any thing towards the buildings this winter. in March I shall be here, when I shall be able to form a still better judgment, and will inform you of our progress & expectations. Accept my...
I find it to be the opinion of mr Lilly that having hired an extraordinary force for the year he shall be able to compleat the canal for my mill this summer. I have contracted with mr Hope to build the mill houses for both the small & large mills. the smaller one he will begin immediately. I must therefore ask of you to come over without delay and mark out the site of both. if you come before...
The walls of my tollmill will be finished in a fortnight, and the mason mr Hope wishes immediately to begin the manufacturing mill, as he thinks he can raise the walls to the lowest floor this season. I must therefore ask the favor of you to come over in the course of a fortnight & lay off the foundation & give him a plan to proceed on. you know we agreed to make it 10. f. longer than mr...
Your letter of Oct. 1. was recieved in the course of that month, altho’ the delay of compleating my mill will not only lose me the intermediate rent, but endanger rival establishments getting the start, yet my absence from home rendering it impossible for me to make other satisfactory arrangements, I must acquiesce in the delay of another twelvemonth as you propose, and expect you to begin for...
Your letter of the 10th. did not come to hand till yesterday. had it come by the post of the 10th. & arrived on the 12th. as it ought to have done, I could have complied with the request of the hundred dollars, as on that day I settled & paid the demands of the month which I regularly do the 2d. week of every month, after which it is rarely in my power to answer a demand of any size till the...
I remit you through mr Freeman one hundred dollars, & shall regularly make you the same remittance monthly hereafter. I am anxious to hear that the toll mill is going, as I cannot doubt there must now be water enough for her whatever be the state of the dam. I have desired mr Jefferson (if he has not before done it) to send up a hogshead of pit-coal for Stewart; and I have bespoke at...
Your letter of the 7th. was not recieved here till the 11th. & I had the day before sent off your monthly remittance of 100. D. I cannot therefore make up the sum you desired till the next remittance which will leave this place this day fortnight. you shall then recieve 200. D. I communicated your proposition of a new machine for cleaning wheat to a very intelligent miller in this neighborhood...
On the 13th. inst. Messrs. Jones & Howell shipped for me from Philadelphia for Richmond the articles below stated, being as near the order sent them as they could furnish without waiting to have them especially made at the forges. being addressed to Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson, they will probably recieve them about the time or soon after you recieve this. of course you may immediately take...
By this day’s post I remit a sum to mr Bacon out of which he will pay you 100. D. further reflection on the mode of making the waste for the canal convinces me that that I proposed to you is the best. that is to say, beginning at a proper distance from the side of your canal; dig the bed of your waste sloping regularly down to the water edge in the river, & lay 18. I. depth of loose stone on...
I have recieved your letter of the 16th. but I do not sufficiently understand the difficulty of containing the water within the banks of the canal, under the toll-mill shed, to give directions about it. I must therefore leave it to your direction. I recieve with real grief the account of the tumbling down of the new walls of the toll mill. I had hoped that I had seen the end of my expences for...
I recieved a letter some time ago from Stewart informing me he was sued for the hire of the woman who lives with him, that you were become bail for his appearance. I intended by last post to have desired you to become his special bail, and that when I should come home I would settle it for him, but such was the pressure of business it was impossible for me to write, & tomorrow is the day it...
My mill stones have been arrived some time, and the wall and roof of the toll-mill house are finished. every thing therefore waits for you, & as the season is approaching when they will be wanting, & custom begins now to thicken I hope you will come immediately. I shall recieve 100. D. for you by Saturday’s post, which will be ready when you come. hoping to see you immediately, I salute you...
In an account presented to me by mr Shoemaker are the charges below stated, as to the reasonableness of which I am an entire stranger, and therefore ask the favor of you to inform me what would be the proper charges. I ask this of you the rather because you know exactly the nature of the articles, and because I shall have entire confidence in what you shall think right. Be so good as to lodge...
As it is out of my power to settle with mr Shoemaker without information on the worth of the articles about which I wrote to you, & I have no opportunity of obtaining the advice of any person acquainted with the subject but yourself. I send the bearer therefore express in hopes you will by his return let me know what you think of them. In a settlement with the administrator of Hancock Allen,...
I recieved last night your letter of the 4th. inst. I did not suppose that I was in your debt. the impression on my mind was that the last paiment I made compleatly discharged the balance, and having left my papers at Monticello, I cannot now examine into them. but I shall be at home in about a month and you must then come & let us examine into the matter, and whatever is right shall be done....