Mount Washington 24th of June Sir I have to acknowledge the receipt of your last enclosing Returns for May & a List of Negroes &c together with appropriate remarks. I have to thank you for the observations you have made which throw much light upon the subject. I am aware of the enormity of the rent but what can a man do when he can do no better.
I was much surprised at George coming to me the other day & soliciting to be sent to the White House saying he would rather suffer with his family than to be without them. I shall send him down by Larry the moment my Harvest is finished when you can bestow on him an ample correction & thus the affair will end. The rascal vexed me the more [&] I had determined to put myself to some trouble in getting him a good master. I wish you to put me up two Beeves in time for the Winter as I shall have to trouble you to salt them for me since I have none at this place. We are all washed away here by incredible rain, such never were known before & have done vast injury. I am pleased to see you have so fine a stock of hogs. I shall send