From Robert Pollard
Richmond August 9th. 1795
Your favor of the 3d was brought by the post that arrived here yesterday.
The price Mr. Harrison asks for his shares in the James River Company is considered as the current price. Perhaps a single share might be purchased something lower, if money was kept in hand ready to pay down when the share was offered, but I am fully satisfied that it would be difficult to purchase any number of shares at the price Mr. Harrisons are offered, if the money was in hand. Should you wish to procure any more shares for Mr. Short I do not think you can calculate of having them purchased under the present price, for they have risen considerably since the last year and will probably continue to do so, as the Canal approaches its junction with tide water. I am Sir Yr. Most Obd
|6 Shares a £54.||£324.0.0|
|Commission 1 Ct||3.4.6|
|$1090: 75 Cents|
RC (DLC: William Short Papers); with additions by TJ (see note 1 below); endorsed by TJ as received 11 Aug. 1795 and so recorded in SJL.
1. TJ here added “or.” Before this figure he added “1090.75 =.”