Poplar Forest 31st Decr 1819
Your Waggon arrived here on 24th by it I received a cask of cyder and wine Which I stowed away in the deep cellar—I should have started them back, with the pork on wednesday last, but we had some fixing to do, not expecting your waggon till after Xmas, which we could not finish till yesterday, they are now loaded but as it is late in the evening and the weather so bad, I have directed them to stay here to night and make a very early start in the morning. I expect Hepburn has been with you before this, as told me that he should certainly set off down on 24th—
annexed you will find an account of each load, if you can make it out my hands are so numbd with cold that I can scarcly write at all, the snow here is about 6 Inches deep—with highest respect
1 Hhd 105 pieces pork
1 Barrel shad & 1 cask of lard wghng 119℔ gross—
Hhd 105 pieces pork
1 peckin butter weighing 70℔ gross
MHi: Coolidge Collection.