Monticello 23rd April 1808.
Davy sets out for washington this morning. I hope you will find your horse in Good order as we have Truly indeavoured to get him fat. he was poore and in a bad state of helth when he came to monticello. and appeared to have been very badly treated You will find him a sober Gentle horse We are going on with the garden fast as possople tho: my hands are and for some time have been but few in the garden I have been constantly pushing Mr. Chisholm with his wirk but he is rather slower than he might be We shall be Prepard with a seperate inclosure for your sheep—I am Sir your Ob. St—
MHi: Coolidge Collection.