Richmond 22d. Jan. 1807
I have just been applied to by Capt. Macon to know if he shall reserve for you the usual number of hams which he has for some years past supplied: I should without hesitation have desired him to do so, had he not given me notice that the price would be 15 d lb, although pork I believe is lower than it was last year; the current price being now not more than 6$—such as his I suppose certainly would not command more than 7$.—
Unreasonable as I think this demand, as I apprehended we should not be able to get any other on which we could rely, I informed him that I supposed you would take it, but that under such circumstances I would not engage it until I heard from you.
I am Dear Sir Your Very Humble Servt.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.