James Madison Papers

James Madison to Colonel Peyton, 6 May 1835

May 6th. 1835.

Dr. Sir.

My wagon is about setting off to Richmond with two Hogsheads of Tobacco. Be pleased to make the most of them & communicate to me the proceeds of the sales of this and of the rest of the crop as from time to time it is forwarded.

For the first time it has happened that our crop has been cured without being fired & of course without being touched with smoke excepting a small portion & that so slightly as perhaps not to be perceptible. This is the case with some mixed in the two hogshead which was unavoidable in preserving a sameness in the quality. The whole crop was made on fresh land & in different degrees affected by the unfavourableness of the season.

Be so good as to forward the articles mentioned below.

J. M.

FC (PHi).

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