Richmond 24th. Mar: 1807
Having had the balance due on your bond to Wm Jones of Bristol paid to Mr Kinnan soon after the date of my last, I now inclose it to you agreeably to your direction.
Your Tobacco (20 Hhds) has arrived & is inspected. it is very rich strong Tobacco, is well assorted, and was very nicely handled.—but it seems as if there is always to be some objection to it.—this is unluckily much too soft, having been prized too high in case. persons who are good judges, & who were quite disinterested, were of opinion that some of it should not even have passed inspection, as they think there is danger of its rotting.—my own opinion is, that its strength will carry it through the sweat without material injury.
The general opinion however is, that it would have been worth from 4/6 to 6/. hundred more, had it been prized in dry order.
I have only been offered 6.¼$ for it, at which I will not sell unless I am compelled. I have as yet held it at 7$.
I have to day sent you 3.½ gross of very inferior corks by direction of Mr. Bacon. there are no good ones in Town.
I am Dear Sir Yr. Very humble servt.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.