Washington Dec. 8. 06.
I inclose you 700. Dollars, of which be pleased to pay to James Walker 100. D. John Perry 100 D. Wm. Maddox 50. D. and there will remain 450. D. for your corn, fodder & pork, which you must pay out as you find most necessary, & let me know what will then remain due for these articles & it shall be remitted about this time next month. after getting all the coal wood you can on the Meadow branch I should think it most convenient to get the rest on the high mountain as near the Thoroughfare as you can. I think there is a great deal of fallen chesnut on that mountain which will make better coal than the green wood. there is a good deal also within the inclosure of the house at Monticello on the North side of the hill. we must use a good deal of economy in our wood, never putting down new where we can made the old do. I should think you might get the rails for the upper end of your long fence on the high mountain also. about 2. or 300. yds above the Thoroughfare gate there is, left hand roundabout road; pursuing that there is a 2d. left hand going to the Secretary’s ford, which is to be avoided, still pursuing the road on the level to a 3d. left hand which descends to the Stone spring, and from that goes on to the new road. In this way rails may be carried from the high mountain. Accept my best wishes
CSmH: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.