Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Eston Randolph to Thomas Jefferson, 18 June 1816

From Thomas Eston Randolph

Ashton 18th June 1816

Dear Sir

As I am prevented from riding, by indisposition, I beg leave to enclose the agreement between yourself and T. M. and T. E. Randolph respecting the lease of Shadwell Mill—and will thank you to state therein, that the Rent for the ensuing year is payable in flour—This is only necessary in consequence of my having made arrangements with a very good Miller to give him an interest in the business instead of paying him wages—and it is my wish that he understands perfectly the nature of my obligations to you respecting the Rent—Permit me also to suggest to you, that it has frequently happen’d that we have not begun to grind ’till late in Septr and we rarely have water to carry produce to market before the month of December, under those circumstances it would be impossible for me to comply with that part of the agreement stipulating for the Flour to be deliver’d or paid quarterly—if therefore you will make 113⅓ barrels of Flour payable at the end of 6 months, say the 1st Jany 1817—the remaining 100 barrels shall be paid to suit your convenience and in any event I will promise to pay it in due time—

I am with great respect and afft regards Yrs

Thos Eston Randolph

RC (MHi); dateline beneath signature; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 18 June 1816 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

The very good miller was Daniel Colclaser (Randolph to TJ, 4 Mar. 1817; TJ to Colclaser, 8 Aug. 1817).

Index Entries

  • Colclaser, Daniel; as miller search
  • flour; as rent search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with T. E. Randolph search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and lease of Shadwell mills search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); account with TJ search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); and Shadwell mills search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); letters from search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); and Shadwell mills search
  • rent; from Shadwell mills search
  • Shadwell mills; and T. E. Randolph search
  • Shadwell mills; and T. M. Randolph search
  • Shadwell mills; flour mill at search
  • Shadwell mills; lease of search
  • Shadwell mills; rent for search