Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Brown, 25 January 1811

To Benjamin Brown

Monticello Jan. 25. 11.


At the moment your son called on me with your note on behalf of the Fire ensurance company, I was not able to send an answer in writing. the fact is that I stand engaged to make a large paiment for corn on our next court day, and am obliged therefore to reserve for that every thing I can collect in the mean time. after that day the requisition of the insurance company shall be attended to among my first reciepts. accept the assurances of my esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

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

On 3 Apr. 1811 TJ gave Edmund Bacon $28.24 to pay Brown the requisition of the Mutual Assurance Society (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).

Index Entries

  • Bacon, Edmund; pays insurance premium search
  • Brown, Benjamin; and TJ’s insurance search
  • Brown, Benjamin; letters to search
  • Brown, Charles; delivers insurance bill to TJ search
  • corn; TJ buys search
  • Mutual Assurance Society; and TJ’s insurance search