Thomas Jefferson Papers

Nathaniel H. Hooe to Thomas Jefferson, 6 September 1813

From Nathaniel H. Hooe

King George Ct Forest Hill Sept 6th 1813


Your favor of the 21st of july I have reced after lying in the post office at Fredericksburg upwards of one month. at the same time I reced a letter from Messrs Gipson & Jefferson which had also been in the office for some time, covering a check on the Farmers Bank of Fredericksburgh for 76. D 60 c in my favor on your Accpt which they requested I would inform you of when I reced it, which sum is in full with the Interst, I am sorry to learn by your favor that you ware among the unfortunate farmers who were caught with their Flour on hand after Such a very high price had been offering, But the distance you are from market accounts for it, the last years crop of wheat about me has been sold at a very high price and I beleive the money all gone, & we are regreting very much the present low prices of wheat & corn, In this quarter I beleive we are all most a half year before you in the disposal of our crops which is generally I beleive an advantage in quantity, & sometimes the use of money ariseing from early sales yours Very Respectfully

Nathl H. Hooe

RC (MHi); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello,” with postmaster’s note: “mail to—Milton”; stamped; postmarked King George Court House, 7 Sept. 1813; endorsed by TJ as received 15 Sept. 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Bank of Fredericksburg search
  • corn; price of search
  • flour; price of search
  • Fredericksburg, Va.; post office at search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
  • Hooe, Nathaniel Harris; letters from search
  • Hooe, Nathaniel Harris; on wheat and corn prices search
  • Hooe, Nathaniel Harris; TJ pays search
  • wheat; price of search