Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Andrew Jamieson, 7 November 1814

To Andrew Jamieson

Poplar Forest Nov 7.1 14.


Mr Goodman my manager here informs me you will furnish me 20. bushels of salt at 5.½ D. taking a draught on Messrs Gibson and Jefferson, my correspondents at Richmond. I now inclose you a draught on them for 110. Dollars, which you can have remitted by mail before it will be convenient for me to send for the salt, the greater part of which I have to send for from Albemarle. Accept the assurances of my respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Jamieson”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

Andrew Jamieson (d. 1821), a merchant in Lynchburg, was a native of Scotland. In 1814 he became one of the directors of his adopted city’s branch of the Farmers Bank of Virginia. Jamieson died after returning to the land of his birth (William Asbury Christian, Lynchburg and Its People [1900; repr. 1967], 53; Lynchburg Press, 23 Nov. 1821).

1Reworked from “8.”

Index Entries

  • food; salt search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and food acquired by TJ search
  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; as Poplar Forest overseer search
  • Jamieson, Andrew; identified search
  • Jamieson, Andrew; letter to search
  • Jamieson, Andrew; sells salt to TJ search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); salt for search
  • salt; TJ acquires search