Extract from Thomas Jefferson’s Memorandum Books

agreed with mr Moore that he shall level 250 f. square on the top of the mountain at the N E end by Christmas, for which I am to give 180 bushels of wheat, and 24 bushels of corn, ... if there should be any solid rock to dig we will leave to indifferent men to settle that part between us

MS (DLC). Published in MB, 1:28, 36–37, 76.
Thomas Jefferson
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May 15, 1768 to December 31, 1770
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