Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Jones & Howell, 6 November 1803

To Jones & Howell

Washington Nov. 6. 03.


Be pleased to send two tons of nailrod assorted from 6 d. to 20 d. sizes to Richmond addressed to messrs. Gibson & Jefferson for me, & with as little delay as possible. the suspension of intercourse by the fever has occasioned my nailery to be nearly out & it will be quite so before this supply arrives. mr Barnes will remit you immediately 45 D. 81 c the amount of the last bill now due. Accept my salutations & good wishes.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Recorded in SJL with notation “2. tons rod.”

last bill: see TJ to George Jefferson, 12 Aug. In a letter of 8 Nov. to Jones & Howell, TJ reminded the firm of his intention to have John Barnes remit the sum: “he yesterday sent me the enclosed check on the bank of the US. which I now forward to you with my salutations & respects” (PrC in MHi; at foot of text: “Messrs. Jones & Howell”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso; recorded in SJL with notation “45.80”). See also 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 , 2:1111.

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