Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Taggart, 31 March 1809

To John Taggart

Monticello Mar. 31. 09


I recieved by our last post your favor of the 15th informing me you had sent on the oil & paint requested, and stating the amount 72.D. I accordingly now inclose you US. bank bills for 70.D. and for want of smaller, I have desired my grandson Th:J. Randolph to call on you and pay the additional 2.D. on his arrival in Philadelphia, and I pray you to accept my thanks with my respectful salutations.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr John Taggert”; mistakenly endorsed by TJ as a letter of 30 Mar. 1809 but correctly recorded in SJL.

The payment described here is noted in MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1244.

Index Entries

  • building materials; paint search
  • household articles; linseed oil search
  • linseed oil search
  • paint search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); pays TJ’s account in Philadelphia search
  • Taggart, John; letters to search
  • Taggart, John; TJ pays search