From Alexander Garrett to John H. Cocke

Dear sir

Yours of yesterday encloseing $100. was recieved your son John, the money shall be disbursed as directed, there will not be quite enough to meet the advance of board required, being 62½$. but I will advance for you what may be wanting, to make up the 62½$. Laporte left here this day week promising to be here in 12 days from that time, while here he made known to Mr Jefferson, his distress for a small sum of money and Mr. J. made him an advance of $500. and the 62½$ now required of the boarders is to replace the 500$ and enable Laporte to open house, and keep it supplyed, it seems this is a begining not so flattering, but we hope for the best,

I beg you to be assured that any service I can render your son, either in advice or otherwise shall allways be afforded him with great pleasure, and you shall be kept advised of any thing in relation to him that may be deemed necessary dureing his stay in this place, I will have an eye to him while here and endeavour to keep him, out of danger of injury in any way,

The Mole trap shall be sent Mr. Jefferson, I am greatly obliged to you for letting your horse to my mare the mare I put last year, foaled a week ago and unfortunately one of my work horses broke out of the stable in the night, and got into the Lot with the mare & coalt, which the coalt he crippled so as made it necessary to kill it as several of its limbs were broke

I am Dr sir Your fd & obt St
Alex Garrett
RC (ViU: JHC); addressed: “Genl John H Cocke esqr Bremo”; endorsed by Cocke: “A. Garrett 24 May 1819.”
Author
Alexander Garrett
Recipient
John H. Cocke
Date Range
Date
May 24, 1819