Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Eli Alexander, 25 January 1811

To Eli Alexander

Monticello Jan. 25. 11.


Having some heavy sums to pay at our March & April courts I should be glad if in the disposal of your crops you could have an eye to those periods so far as respects the rent now due. as the prices of wheat & flour are now good, and the earliest sales of tobo will undoubtedly be the best, I trust no loss can arise from early sales. being to set out for Bedford tomorrow or next day & to be absent some weeks, I have thought it best to suggest this to your attention thus early. Accept my salutations & respects

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Alexander”; endorsed by TJ.

Alexander paid TJ $320 in rent on 1 Apr. 1811 (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 , 2:1264).

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  • Alexander, Eli; and rent search
  • Alexander, Eli; letters to search
  • flour; price of search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visit to search
  • rent; due from E. Alexander search
  • wheat; price of search