John Hemmings to Septimia A. Randolph (Meikleham)

Dear miss Septima

your Letter came to me on the 23th and hapey was I to embreasit to see you take it upon you self to writ to me and Let me know how your grand Pare was Glad am i to hear that he is no worst dear I hope you ar well and all the famely giv my Love to all your brothars Gorg with Randolph speculy i shoul gite don the house on Tusday that is tining it we have all the Tarrste to do yet wich is one hundred feet Long and 22 feet 8 inchs wide yesterday we just hade one Lode of the stuff brought home fore the gutters and that is 25. mils off whare it came from I am in hops I Shol be able to Com home by the 25 of November Ef Life Last

I am your obediante sirvant
John hemmings
RC (ViU: Randolph-Meikleham Family Papers); addressed: “To miss Septima monticello” to be delivered by “John.”