Letter from Bernard Gaines to Major Thomas Massie.
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Buckingham 9th June 1809 Dear Sir I received thirty dollars for you from Mr. James Cooper of Cumberland & sent the money by Mr. Archibald Austin to last Amherst Court but you not being there & Mr. Austin not seeing any safe hand to send it by brought the Money back, but will pay you at next Amherst Court. Mr. Wm. Jones of this County will take one thousand Gallons of Whiskey of you if you'll let him have it at three shillings per gallon he is very good & will give you bond [illegible] on a Credit. The people about here are very desirous of getting more Whiskey of you. If you think proper to send Jones the Whiskey I will get his bond. adieu you friend & obedt. serv't. Bernard Gaines