George Corlis writes to his father, John Corlis, about hiring two men to make bricks for his house addition, the price of bricks, and the process of brickmaking. He also writes of assorted farming items such as hog prices and planting crops.
George writes to his father that he had found a slave who was well known and respected in the neighborhood. He purchased him for $525 and was "fortunate" to get him. He expresses his desire to find one more slave. He notes this is a duplicate of a 14 March letter he sent "lest the other should miss" John.