bargain in this horse as I have another (Macedonian) which will require all my attention. To farm him I shall require one half of the gross profits or $500 - & leave him entirely at your own disposal. But I realy think you had better bye him as I am well convinced that you can clean him & pay the expenses. the first year. It would be well if you would come & see him. Let me hear from you again shortly [as I] mean to take him to Tenessee . [if] you & myself do not agree.
My compliments to your brother Walker & the rest of your family I accept for yourself the assureances my highest respect & friendship Geo. Wm. Ivory
John sends his respect to you - he is well