Thomas Jefferson Papers

William Chamberlayne to Thomas Jefferson, 6 February 1811

From William Chamberlayne

Richmond Feby 6th 1811


Yours of the 6th ult. was duly recd but indisposition prevented an earlier answer. If the Doctors bill, had been against me in my individual capacity I should Judge it quite reasonable. that being my opinion, I cannot object to it, as exor. the charge for board I shd have thought high, but persons who were made acquainted with the Situation of the man and the trouble & care requisite have sayd that his bill was not too high. I therefore acquiese, for if it was now to be refered & there Should be a difference of opinion in favor of the estate, it would fall on you, instead of Mr Lewis, which wd be rewarding Humanity badly. I shall therefore take the accts as they are, and consider myself as the representative of Mr Shackelford, under an obligation to you for the care & attention you had paid to Tom Buck. If you think his services after he got well was more than equal to the trouble & expence on yr plantation you will allow for them what you think right deduct the Amt of board & Doctors bill, & when convenient, I will thank you to remit the balance either to me, or some of yr friends in this place to be paid to me. I am with great esteem & respect.

Wm Chamberlayne

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 2 Mar. 1811 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Buck, Tom (slave) search
  • Chamberlayne, William; and slaves of Shackelford estate search
  • Chamberlayne, William; letters from search
  • Everette, Charles; account with TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with C. Everette search
  • Lewis, James; tends to ill slave search
  • Shackelford, Lyne; estate of search
  • slaves; medical treatment for search