From George Jefferson
Richmond 7th Novr 1811.
My dear Sir
I have duly received your much esteemed favor of the 4th, for which, if any words were adequate, I would thank you:—From your experience, and from every other consideration which ought to govern1 me, I should have taken the liberty of asking the favor of your advice; but feared I had already taken up too much of your time: upon this subject therefore, I will occupy no more.
I have remitted Mr Hooe 131$, and now inclose you $:350—, agreeably to your direction.
I have bought two of Peacock’s ploughs for you, one of the smallest size, & one of the largest now here.—he makes some larger, but has sent only a very few of them to this place, most people being of opinion that they are too large for two horses.
The boxes of books from Washington (7) are here.
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 10 Nov. 1811 and so recorded in SJL.
1. Word interlined in place of “influence.”
- Hooe, Nathaniel Harris; TJ hires slaves from search
- Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); and consulship at Lisbon search
- Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); and goods for TJ search
- Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); letters from search
- Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); payments made for TJ search
- Peacock, David; plows of search
- plows.; Peacock search
- President’s House; TJ’s belongings at search