Washington Nov. 14. 05
Mr. Freeman my manager at Monticello in the place of Lilly being new in the business, has improperly applied to you for nail rod. I pray you not to supply it, as it’s high price at Richmond would take away all profit from the manufacture. I have ordered it from Philadelphia & it must now be on the way. if you have not lately sent up some coal for the smith at Monticello, I would thank you to send a hogshead as the mill irons wait for it. would it not go better in a hogshead. Affectionate salutations
MHi: Coolidge Collection.