From Burgess Ball
Leesburg [Va.] 21st Jany 179.1
I wrote you on the 17th ult: which I hope you recd—We have been obliged to Inoculate our family, White & Black, all of whom, (except one old woman not much less than 100 Years, who died) thank God, are at length over it.2 I mention this as some appology for my not havg yet totally finished gettg the Buck wheat.
None is yet gone to Mt Vernon, but tomorrow I intended commencg that Bussiness—I have got abt 425 Bush: & expect to get the Ballance this Week—To make sure, I have taken it all from the places where I bot it, and deposited it in my mill, from whence I shall haul it with my own waggons.3 The Post from hence goes only every other Tuesday, which keeps us here much in the Dark for News.
A rain havg fallen last night, wch it seems has made the road very bad, I fear we can’t haul for some days. Wishg you & yours all happiness Im Dr sir, with the highest Esteem yr mo: obt st
1. Ball mistakenly wrote “1793.”