Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Jones & Howell, 14 April 1803

To Jones & Howell

Washington Apr. 14. 1803.


Your two last bills for iron furnished were for 278. Dollars falling due this month, & 47. D 45c due the next month, I now inclose you the amount of both, towit a 50. dollar Pensva bank bill and a check of the branch bank here on the bank of the US. for 275.45 D. making in the whole 325. D 45c which I hope will get safe to hand.

In the first week of the ensuing month be pleased to ship to the address of Gibson & Jefferson Richmond, for me, 2. tons of nail rod assorted as usual from 6 d to 20. d. inclusive, a quarter ton of half crown rods, and a quarter ton of hoop iron Inch & quarter wide, so that the paiment may fall due the first week of August. Accept my best wishes

Th: Jefferson

Dr. D Cr. D c
278. 275.45
 47.45  50.
325.45 325.45

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Messrs. Jones & Howell”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Recorded in SJL with notation “278 + 47.45. also ord. for 2. t. rod ¼ t. 30 d. ¼ t. hoop 1¼ I.”

two last bills: probably the letter from Jones & Howell of 4 Jan., recorded in SJL as received 8 Jan., and a letter of 12 Feb., recorded in SJL as received 19 Feb. with the notation “47.45.” Neither letter has been found.

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