Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Eston Randolph to Thomas Jefferson, 17 [October] 1816

From Thomas Eston Randolph

17th Novr [Oct.] 1816

Dear Sir

If it should not be convenient to you to meet me at the Mill tomorrow at 10 O’Clock, I will do myself the pleasure to call on you about 11 O’Clock—in the meantime I will examine the Mill books and see what offal is due to the customers—and if it is possible to furnish you with the quantity you want I will inform you—I am sorry there should have been any misunderstanding on the subject of offal—if my note written at a moment when I was much engaged, and suffering violent bodily pain, was not sufficiently explicit—Mr Bacon could have explain’d the nature of the bargain, which as he came with a verbal message, I particularly express’d to him—I did not dream of any advantage arising to us farther than what the rise in the Shipstuff afforded us which would have been 33 perCent—the rise at that time on flour (slow at $8.—) offer’d only an eqivalent—

With very sincere esteem

Thos Eston Randolph

RC (MHi); misdated; dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr”; mistakenly endorsed by TJ as received 17 Nov. 1816. Recorded in SJL as received 17 Oct. 1816.

Index Entries

  • Bacon, Edmund; and rent collection search
  • flour; as rent search
  • flour; price of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and lease of Shadwell mills search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); and Shadwell mills search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); health of search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); letters from search
  • rent; from Shadwell mills search
  • Shadwell mills; and T. E. Randolph search
  • Shadwell mills; flour from search
  • Shadwell mills; lease of search
  • Shadwell mills; rent for search