Monticello Sep. 26. 07.
On the 10th. of May last I took the liberty of addressing a letter to you on the subject of some lands to which your father & myself had opposing claims. we were to have had them arbitrated, but the mutual confidence reposed in each other occasioned it to be too long neglected. it was to have been done without fail at the last session of assembly, had it not been prevented by his death. in my letter I renewed to you the proposition of arbitration, and as the session of the legislature, at which I proposed it to be done, is approaching, & I shall shortly be extremely engaged in other business, I take the liberty of asking you to favor me with an answer, and in the mean time salute you with esteem & respect
MHi: Coolidge Collection.