Montpr. Sepr. 13. 1824
Do me the favor to have the inclosed handed to Judge Woodward, if in Washington, or if gone to his Official residence, to change the direction accordingly & have the letter put into the Post Office.
Let me know, if you please, the precise sum I must provide for the Bank by the approaching November.
Mrs Cutts with her eldest son & daughter are on a visit to Monticello. They are expected back tomorrow. Mary & Richard continue well.
The seasons have been very unfavorable to our Crops in this quarter. The rains at one time, destroyed the whole of my Tobo. in low situations, with 4/5 of my Hay. The late drought has greatly abridged my Corn Crop; and retarded so much the growth of the Tobo. on high ground that much of it will be a prey to Frost: whilst the present wet spell is producing disease in it, and has already destroyed a large portion of the Corn fodder the best substitute for Hay. I had the misfortune also, after losing the best part of my last Crop of Tobo by the early frost, to have the quality & price of what escaped greatly reduced by the softness acquired in the Hhd. To these <casualties> I might add the sweeping injuries from floods both to my Grist & to my saw Mills. With respects & good wishes