Monticello July 5. 19.
Your favors of June 18. & July 5. are duly recieved. the remittance of the amount of the glass you have been so kind as to furnish me, to wit 68.78D will experience a short delay. the crisis of the times is not unfelt by the farmer. the embarrasments of the merchants withdrawing them from the purchase of his produce occasions a temporary suspension of recieving, & consequently of paying. for I call it a suspension of purchase when the barrel netts to it’s producer at market but 3.94D. as lately in my own case. this disposes me to hold up awhile what more I have on hand, to see if a better price will not be given. but the trial shall be short, and the remittance to messrs Otis, Dunlap & co. shall be little delayed. I suppose [. . .] thro’ them, or yourself when you resume the business, the demands for our University, which will be considerable, can be obtained without application to the principals at Boston.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.