James Booker to Arthur S. Brockenbrough

Dear Sir

I take up my pen to drop you a few lines to know whether there would be a prospect of my getting a tolerable Job of work in your part of the world. I fear I have procrastinated two writing two long as it appears from your adverticemets that all contracts was to have been closed on or by the first of April but the situation of my family prevented my comeing to see you. I flatter myself that I am capable of doing or Carrying on any business in my line, if you would be so good [. . .] as to drop me a few lines you woud [. . .] oblige me very much & I will immediately come over and see you Recommendations I can procure from Richmd Essex or from this place if required. if the work for the university is all contracted for perhapse there are some of your acquaintancees that wants to Build & from the multiplicity of business you have on hand you may not have it in your power do to accommodate them. in a case of that kind your recommendation to me would be a great thing no more at present only my lady wishes to be remembered to Mrs Brockenbrough & believe me to be with much respect your Humble servant

James Booker

PS I have hands sufficient to carry on a [. . .] job of most any size or to do it in most any manner persons may think proper to do it

RC (ViU: PP); endorsed by Brockenbrough: “Booker James Shenandoah May 8. 1821.”
James Booker
Arthur S. Brockenbrough
Date Range
May 8, 1821