Monticello Sep. 21. 25.
The University with which I am connected will have occasion for a large clock and bell, such an one as may be heard 2. miles distinctly and habitually. are such made in Philadelphia, and what would be the separate price of the clock and bell? we wish works substantially good.
In the mean time I request you to send us a 8. day clock neat, without expensive ornaments, but of excellent workmanship . first however inform me what the price will be and how soon and suspend any thing more till I answer you. we need it with as little delay as possible. Accept my best wishes & respects