Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Lewis Brown, 11 March 1813

To Lewis Brown

Monticello Mar. 11. 13.


Your letter of Feb. 25. never got to my hands till last night. the purchase of the horse from you by mr Darnell was on my account, and the debt as much acknoleged as if a bond had been given. I had desired my merchant in Richmond, as soon as he could sell my flour from the Poplar Forest (which got down but lately) to remit a sum of money to mr Goodman, sufficient to pay your’s and other debts there. but finding that the blockade of the Chesapeake has prevented the sale of my flour, I have this day authorised mr Goodman to recieve the money from a fund in Lynchburg which will become due on the 7th of the next month. you may count therefore on recieving what is due as1 soon after that day, as mr Goodman can go to Lynchburg.

Accept my best wishes & respects.

Th: Jefferson

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

1Word interlined in place of “very.”

Index Entries

  • Brown, Lewis; letters to search
  • Brown, Lewis; sells horse to TJ search
  • Chesapeake Bay; British blockade of search
  • Darnil (Darnell; Darniel; Darnold), Nimrod; Poplar Forest overseer search
  • flour; from Poplar Forest search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; Poplar Forest overseer search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); flour from search