Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John H. Craven, 10 October 1807

Milton oct 10th. [0]7

Dr Sir

I this moment receivd yours of the 4th. and have not time before the mail Closes to give you a Satisfactory answer I have vewd the land proposed to be Cleard and am not So wel pleasd with it as I expected to be, from the line you have run not going So far up the mountain as I expected, there is two poore Stony redges which I Shall have to run round as I only want tobacco land I Should be glad to take the bottom from the fork of the park and Colly branch up to Mr bacons hous as part you wil want it Cleard and one Crop of tobacco wil be the best preperation it Can have for timothy there would not be more than two acres of it we have been very dry Since you left monticello it is almost impossible to get wheat Sown I think we Shall have a very bad Chance for a Crop another year I am with respect your most obedent Ser

John H Craven

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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