From William Booker
Goochland County Novr. 17. 1796
Inclosed is a drawing of the threshing Machine I promised you by Mr. Buck. I hope your Liberallity will Excuse me, for the delay.
My Situation has been Such as rendered it almost Impossible with any Tolarable Convenience to have done it Sooner.
I have been but Little used to drawing. What blunders you See I trust you will Excuse. I hope however with it and the Information you got by Mr. Buck will be Sufficient to Shew you the principle after which I have no doubt you will Greatly Improve on it.
I am Confident, it will suit this Country much better than Cog and rounds it being more Simple Less Expensive, and I think fully as opperative. I am with due Respt. your &c&c
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 18 Nov. 1796 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.