Thomas Jefferson Papers

Statement of Account with Jones & Kain, with Jefferson’s Order, 23 December 1802

Statement of Account with Jones & Kain, with Jefferson’s Order

1802 His Excellency Thos. Jefferson Esqr. President UStates
Dr. To Jones & Kain
Sepr. 13. To Mending a pump Handle $ 1
Octr. 6. To 2 Removes 25
Decr. 23. To a New Body to the pheaton Lined with Moroco 35
phaeton 35. To 58 feet of molding and 6 Scrolls 32
To painting and Silvering the Carriage and
harness 23.
To a New Bridle with plated mounting a New Collar with Harness Tugs and Straps with plated Buckles a new pair of Shaft Tugs, a new pair of Traces mending the Butcher and Back band and 2 new loops } 23
To a piece of plated molding to the Sulkey 75
To mending the Sulkey Harness 1 50
To a Sett of wheels to the Markett Waggon 40
To Repairing the Harness of Do.   50
$ 154

[Order by TJ:]

Mr. Barnes will be pleased to pay the amount 154. Dollars.

Th: Jefferson
Jan. 4. 1803

MS (CSmH); in an unidentified hand, with words and figures in italics added by TJ in left margin; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso: “Jones & Kain.”

TJ had previously enlisted the carriage repair services of Jones & Kain. According to TJ’s financial records, on 4 Jan. 1803, he gave an order on John Barnes for $154 “for body & finishing phaeton, wheels to market waggon, & repairs of harness” (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 , 2:1048, 1089; Vol. 34:707, 708; Vol. 36:693).

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