Richmond July 9th 1825
I enclosed you on the 5th inst. a Certificate for $548.11 deposited to your credit—
The 2 Hhds No. 9 & 10 are at SeaBrooks Ware House and will be opened in course of the ensuing week, having no Receipt for them I was under the impression they had not come in when I sold the others. but on reference to Mr. Eddins Letters I find he mentions them—
Could I have anticipated the present state of the market, the sales of your crop would I think have averaged at least $1. more than I obtained for it—Tobacco of that description (dry & sweet) is much sought after for the early shipments which have already commenced—Yours Very Respy
Jno. O. Lay
Wheat 87 ½ a 90 c
Flour new $5.50
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.