Monticello 1st. December 1808.
Inclose Mr. Lewis’s account. I have not seen Mr. Walker but I shall see him on sunday. The balance due Mr. Bell seems to be about 12 Dollers. I will Heare place all my Purchases of corn and fodder and when payable. I Got disappointed in the Ingagement with Mr. Anderson for the Hundred barrils corn. I have Purchased of others people which will not need your paying any more money to Mrs. Carter than the one sum already agreed to pay, for Jinnenys corn
|Decem. 10th||Robert Teril for 50 barrils||@ 9/6 per barril|
|January 10th||Nicholas Jinneny||63. do||@ 9/6|
|Henley Hamner.||26 do||@ 9/. 1h barril|
|John Spears||15 do||@ 9/6|
|John Pace||15 do||@ 9/6 due in February|
|Murrey Pace||50. do||@ 9/6|
|Shaderick Runnolds||30 do||@ 9/6|
Ingagements for fodder and when payable
|Jan 10th||John Spears for||4000||pos fodder||@ 3/. the Hd. pounds.|
|Barnard Butler||4000||do—||@ 3/.|
|Robert Teril for||5,700||do||@ 3/. due in Decemr. 10th. 08|
|Nicholas Jinneny||2000||do||@3/6 due 15th. March 1809.|
We have this day finished the second Levil of the Garden. I think it Looks beatiful (I believe Sir I told you I thaught we could Get the Garden done By Last December. I dont think we shall be able to Get it done by that time as the work is very heavy. I think we can Get the other Levil done by 15th or 20th January if we do not have a graite deal Bad weather to Keep us back. I believe Sir we had better endeavour to fatten the Graiter part of your spring beef as Provindur is Cheep I apprehend you will want at least four as Grass.
Beef Cannot be had untill about June. I have exchanged Castor for a very Good Plantation Horse and only 5 years old. I am affraid we shall be Oblige to winter Fitzpartner as he is yet Lame and I do not believe I could Get twenty dollers in money for him
I believe Sir I mentioned some twice past I owed Mr. Merawather about 12 dollers for Lambs. I have paid him (but must Get the favour of you to send 12 dollers for William Layin for a Cow and Calf which I baught of him Last fall I was mistaken in the time when I thaught the money was due and he is applying for the money. I am Sir your Ob St.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.