From George Jefferson
Richmond 16th June 1809
I have duly received your favor of the 12th, and have selected the house of Gordon Trokes & Co, as being the most eligible in my opinion for the supply of your groceries.—They consent to receive payment half annually, which is more I expect than any other house here would do for such articles.
I doubt however if you will be supplied even on nearly as advantageous terms, as you might be from the Northern Towns, for the reason which I think I have before assigned.—You can however, if you think proper, try it for awhile, and then, if you find it will not answer, make some other arrangement.
I made the promised excursion up the river, but to no purpose, having only found a few fragments of papers which I suppose1 escaped the notice of Mr Scott, by being mostly covered in mud.
It will not I expect be in my to2 make you a visit until toward the last of August: at any rate it will not be until you will have returned from Bedford, even although you should defer going for several weeks.
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 29 June 1809 and so recorded in SJL.
1. Preceding two words interlined.
2. Thus in manuscript.
- Gordon, Trokes & Company (Richmond firm); supplies groceries to TJ search
- groceries; suppliers of search
- Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); letters from search
- paper; in lost trunk search
- Richmond, Va.; TJ orders groceries from search
- Scott, James; finds stolen papers search
- trunk, lost in return from Washington; contents of search