Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to James Taylor, Jr., 7 January 1802

To James Taylor, Jr.

Washington Jan. 7. 1802


I have the satisfaction now to inclose you bank bills amounting to 705. dollars, to wit, 7. of one hundred each, and 1 of five, which for greater security I have cut in two and now forward one half of each bill wrapped in water-proof paper, and by another post will send on the remaining halves. the 5. dollar bill is entire. the amount of the two last pipes of wine with the costs according to your letter to mr Barnes, for which this is paiment, was 704.75 to which the inclosed comes within a fraction. accept my respects & best wishes

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. James Taylor Norfolk.”

See TJ to Taylor, 18 Dec. 1801, and MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1062.

Your Letter to Mr Barnes: at the foot of his letter to John Barnes dated 17 Dec. 1801, Taylor wrote an invoice showing that TJ owed Taylor $0.50 from a previous balance, $700 for two pipes of wine and $4.25 for shipping, for a total of $704.75. At the entry for the wine a line is drawn through “16th Sept. 90 days” (RC in MHi; endorsed by Barnes as received 24 Dec.).

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