Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Nathaniel H. Hooe, 6 October 1811

To Nathaniel H. Hooe

Monticello Oct. 6. 11.


Your letters of Aug. 13. and Sep. 10. were each of them 23. days getting to this place. the former came while I was in Bedford during an absence of between 2. & 3. weeks. I did not write an immediate answer because a very little delay, added to what had preceded would enable me to do it with effect. within the course of 3. weeks I am to recieve a quarter’s rent of my mill (now in more punctual hands) in flour, from the proceeds of which I intended, to make a remittance of the negro hire now due. a few days of delay may occur in making sale, but they will be very few, which I mention lest such a delay might occasion an apprehension of disappointment, which shall not take place. with respect to the article of interest, I will settle it with you when you come up at Christmas, as I do not know that I could do it of myself to the satisfaction of mrs Dangerfield. at that time too I propose to cease hiring Tom; as the want of punctuality in others towards myself, renders punctuality on my part so uncertain. Accept the assurances of my esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Nathaniel H. Hooe esq.”; endorsed by TJ.

The more punctual hands now in charge at TJ’s Shadwell mill were James McKinney and Thomas Mann Randolph.

Index Entries

  • Daingerfield, Mary Willis; TJ hires slaves from search
  • flour; received as pay search
  • Hooe, Nathaniel Harris; letters to search
  • Hooe, Nathaniel Harris; TJ hires slaves from search
  • McKinney, James; and Shadwell mills search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); and Shadwell mills search
  • rent; from Shadwell and Lego search
  • Shadwell mills; and T. M. Randolph search
  • Shadwell mills; managed by J. McKinney search
  • Shadwell mills; rent for search
  • slaves; hired by TJ search
  • Tom (N. H. Hooe’s slave) search