Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Leitch to Thomas Jefferson, 20 August 1813

From James Leitch

Charlottesville Aug. 20th 1813


At your request I take the liberty of Sending you your account with Saml: & Jas Leitch to the 1st Inst at which time our partnership expired—you will not consider this as an application at this time for the Ballance but will consult your own Convenience in dischargeing the Same—your Draft on Gibson & Jefferson was duly paid for which I consider myself under Obligations to you—

I expect in the course of this week & next a general Supply of Groceries together with other articles Should you do me the favour to continue your Custom I should be happy at all times to furnish you on the best terms I can afford

respectfully your Oblgd Friend

Jas Leitch

P.S. owing to your being debited with Principle & Int on yr note to Dinsmore at the time it was assigned to us & Int calculated on that amt untill paid you will observe a Difference which if you will be good enough to inform me shall be placed to your Credit

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 20 Aug. 1813 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

TJ noted on 2 Aug. 1813 that, of his $1,000 draft on Gibson & Jefferson, $618.40 was to be used to pay off the “principal of my note to Jas. Dinsmore,” $159 was to settle the “interest from 1809. Apr. 7. to 1813. July 31,” and $222.60 was to be placed to his credit in his account with Samuel & James Leitch (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 , 2:1291).

Index Entries

  • Dinsmore, James; accounts with TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with J. Dinsmore search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with S. & J. Leitch search
  • Leitch, James; agent for TJ search
  • Leitch, James; letters from search
  • Leitch, Samuel & James (Charlottesville firm); TJ’s account with search