To John M. Perry
Monticello Feb. 16. 12.
Mr McGruder has written to me urgently on the subject of the plank due him: I must therefore press you to execute that contract immediately, that I may at length be done with it. he says he is ready to return the money on recieving the plank, and as I presume, on his recieving the stocks from you, as he is to do the sawing himself. be so good as to let me know what I may say to him. Accept my best wishes.
PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr John Perry”; endorsed by TJ.