Joseph Coolidge to Arthur S. Brockenbrough

My dr. Sir—

In compliance with the request contained in yours of Septr 9. I have presented yr. drft for $250. to Gen. Dearborn, and retain the amo.—to be paid to Mr Willard as he shall require it. Your directions respecting the mode of introducing light &c into the clock-room shall be attended to—: Although some delay may possibly arise in finishing the movement, you need, I think, be under no fears for the character of the work—wh. I will hasten to the utmost of my power—; but Mr Willard asks a month from the present time to finish the clock in the manner you would wish;—and has renewed his promise that it shall be equal to any ever made in the Country—: the amo. you name (of $500.) is more than enough to meet all his demands—; the balance of the stipulated Sum—will be better paid, as you suggest, at Charlottesville.

Do me the favor to present me, respectfully, to Mrs Brockenbrough, and to assure her of the kind remembrance of Mrs Coolidge.

Very truly, Dr Sir—Yr friend & Srvt,
Joseph Coolidge Jr.
RC (ViU: PP); addressed: “To Arthur S: Brockenbrough Esqre (Postmaster,) Proctor of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville; Albemarle County: Virginia”; stamped; postmarked Boston, 4 Oct.; endorsed by Brockenbrough: “Jo Coolidge Oct 3. 1826.”