To George Jefferson
Washington June 12. 1802.
Below is a list of my poor crop of tobo. made at Poplar forest the last year. how much can I get for it with you, in cash, and how much on 90. days credit? your answer will enable me to judge what to do with it. as I am informed it was sent off in April, I presume it is with you long before this date. accept my affectionate wishes.
PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. George Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Recorded in SJL with notation “my tobo.”
TJ had previously expressed frustration with his POOR CROP of 1801 (TJ to Thomas Leiper, 2 Dec. 1801). The calculation of 18,466 pounds included a deduction for the overseer’s share (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 , 2:1075).