Washington Nov. 1. 07.
I find that the window weights will be so small & long that the small degree of warping which happens in their cooling will probably render them useless; I have therefore this day ordered 1000. lb. of pig lead from Philada, which I observe costs but ¾ of the price of bar-lead, to wit, 10 cents, and I presume is as good for our purpose. you may expect it at Richmond in 3. weeks from this time. the oil & white lead for mr Barry left Philadelphia Oct. 25. & of course will be at Richmond the 2d. week of this month. I salute you with esteem.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.