From James Walker
Hardware, septr 10th 1811.
I send the bill of scantling for your sawmill which you gave to me the other day=as also a bill for the pitt gears of the same=the bill you gave me was not the sam that I supposed—I sent you a 2d bill whilst you ware at Beadford which I suppose your servant has not delivered to you, however you may destroy that as the two which I now send will be sufficient=please have them filled up as soon as may be convenient=I wish you to refer putting up the pittwalls untill I come again which will be in two or three weeks—
RC (DLC); addressed: “Monticello stephen”; endorsed by TJ as received 12 Sept. 1811 and so recorded in SJL.
Neither the bill that TJ gave Walker the other day nor Walker’s 2d bill has been found. refer can mean the reserving of a subject for later consideration (OED description begins James A. H. Murray, J. A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner, and others, eds., The Oxford English Dictionary, 2d ed., 1989, 20 vols. description ends ).