Monteagle Sept. 25..1819
From the shortness of the corn crop & knowing you woud have to purchase has induced me to make but. few engagements untill your return. Mr Bacon informs me 200 barrels. is what. he thinks you will require that I think I can furnish & if taken before the 1st Nov. at five Dollars barrell, I no of no one but. Mr Rogers. that will sell & he but very little indeed I have already had application for. twenty times as much as I may have to spare. Mr Bacon also informs me he thinks you can spare 30 head of hogs. if so I shall be glad to buy them.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.