Washington Jan. 11. 07.
I inclose you two hundred and forty five dollars, to wit
|yourself on account||75|
the 75. for yourself you will pay to those you think best. if mr Perry is with you, tell him I retain 100. D. which I will either remit to him or to mr Speer as he shall direct. mr Speer told me it was to be paid to him, but I wait mr Perry’s order to do that.
I think it well that mr Grady should lodge with you till we can build his house. indeed after further reflection I think I can fix a place for the nailery more convenient to you, and as much so to myself; or perhaps indeed let it remain where it is. this we will decide on when I come home which will be in two months from this time. I wish you to keep a very exact account of all the toll the mill recieves, for a whole year that we may know hereafter what yearly dependance to place on her. I remind you to have all pressing jobs done before I come home that I may have all the hands during March & April. accept best wishes.
CSmH: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.