Hardware Mills Septr. 8th. 07
your letter of the 1st inst. came to hand on the 4th. as I did no[t] pass through your large mill during my stay there, am unable to comply with your request at this time. I am finishing a small job which rquires my constant attention—by the time you return from Bedford I will do what you asked of me—I hope it will not be too late—I am confident the thing ought to be well examined into before hand—
I am Sir your Obt. & Humble servt. &c.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.