James Madison Papers

James Madison to Bernard Peyton, 29 July 1829

Montpr. July 29. 29

Dr. Sir

Waggons with six Hhds. of Tobo. set out this morning and will be in Richd. soon after this reaches you. The overseer says that with one exception, they may expect better prices than the 2 last Hhds. I would ask your attention particularly to No. 13. which was made by Mr. P. my brother in law, and is spoken of by his judicious neighbor Mr. Newman, as of the very first quality; and of the same throughout: tho’ a portion may be not of the same size. Please to send by the waggons the articles on the enclosed list. The four sacks of salt, make up the quantity originally noted. With esteem & friendly salutations.

Our crops of corn are made very promising by the frequent rains: but the Experts observe that the prolonged wet & cool weather gives a form to the young Tobo. not so favorable to its best development.

Draft (DLC).

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