Thomas Jefferson Papers

Gales & Seaton to Thomas Jefferson, 26 November 1813

From Gales & Seaton

Office of the Natl Intelligencer Nov. 26. 1813


We have the honor to acknowledge your favor of the 20th ulto which came duly to hand; and subsequently thereto we recd from Mr P. Gibson of Richmond $25 on your account, which sum pays your subscription to Oct 31. 1813.—In furnishing your bill we had reference only to the newspaper acct not understanding that you wished a statement of your printing acct—Since your settlement with Mr Smith, in Feb. 1809, there is but a single item charged in the latter acct—viz—100 Letters relative to applications for office, printed March 8. 1809.—This can be settled for in your next payment—its amount is $3:50.—We have no agent in Richmond; and must ask you to suffer the mode of payment to stand as heretofore

Very respectfully

Gales & Seaton

RC (DLC); in the hand of Joseph Gales; at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson, Esq:”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 Dec. 1813 and so recorded in SJL; with notation by TJ: “Newspapers.”

TJ paid Samuel H. Smith $33.45 on 6 feb. 1809 for “printg. & newspap.,” which apparently settled his printing account to that point (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 , 2:1240). For the 100 letters relative to applications for office, see TJ to Smith, 6 Mar. 1809, and enclosure.

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  • Gales & Seaton (Washington firm); and the National Intelligencer search
  • Gales & Seaton (Washington firm); letters from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; Account with National Intelligencer search
  • National Intelligencer (Washington newspaper); TJ’s account with search
  • newspapers; subscriptions to, by TJ search
  • patronage; circular to office seekers search
  • Smith, Samuel Harrison; prints circular for TJ search
  • Smith, Samuel Harrison; TJ’s account with search
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