Thomas Jefferson Papers

X. Farell & Jones to Richard Randolph, 18 February 1773

X. Farell & Jones to Richard Randolph

Bristol Febr. 18. 1773.


We have before us your favors of the 10th Septemr. 3. 24 and 30 Decemr. and agreeable to your orders we made the following Insurances:

  • £560 on 56 hhds your own per Elizabeth
  •  180 on 18 hhds Est of WAR Do
  •  100 on 10 hhds Do. Meade Do
  •  600 on 50 hhds Wayles & Randolph Pr Wales
  •  750 on 75 hhds Yowr own per True Patriot
  •  750 on 75 hhds Est WAR Do

The Prince of Wales arrived here a few days ago and we believe the Owners are satisfied that you have done your utmost in the Sale of her Cargoe. Her arriving so late and the number of ships sold before her, were circumstances much in your disfavor. Your several Bills amounting £190 have and shall meet due honor, also those drawn by W & R

To James Bivins £692.17.8
John Evans  135.
Dr. Castell   74.4.7

and we flatter ourselves the Remittances will be such as not to subject us to be called on by the Owners. We have engaged that the Net Proceeds shall be remitted in 6 and 12 Months. We are now building a Ship which we expect will be ready to sail the middle of April. By her we hope to be able to transmit you Accot Sales of your Tobo per the True Patriot Brothers and Elizabeth neither of which are as yet finish’d. We shall then write you again and in the mean time We Remain Sir Your mo Obed Servt

Farell & Jones

RC (Vi: USCC); addressed: “Richard Randolph Esqr. Curls, Henrico County James river Virginia per Brothers Capt. Drew”; endorsed.

The insurance valuation of £12 per hogshead instead of £10 on the shipment for Wayles & Randolph was due not to the grade of the tobacco but to Wayles’ distrust of “an Old Guinea Man in a winters passage” (see Wayles to Farell & Jones, 24 Sep. 1772).

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