Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to William Short, 20 September 1804

Monticello Sep. 20. 04.

Dear Sir

According to the desire in your letter of July 19. & that to mr Price, I have settled the rents of Indian Camp to the end of 1783. either from a defect of my instructions to mr Lilly or his understanding them, he had proceeded in the collection of the rents for that year and made considerable progress before I knew & stopped him. I some time last autumn sent you a supplement to our accounts coming down to Oct. 6. 03. and accounting for all the rents to the end of 1802. as I believed: but mr Lilly had placed Burras a tenant there in the beginning of 1802. & not knowing that or the amount of his rent, it was not entered in the account. I now subjoin a statement of that, of all the rents of 1803, and of certain arrears from Giannini & Tyler; the former recently got from him by Lilly by taking from him fodder, beehives & whatever he could get, and the latter not yet paid. this 2d. supplement adds £38.13.9 = 128.95 D to the Dr. side of my account: the additions to the Cr. side I cannot state, because I must recur for them to mr Barnes’s account which I have not here. but you are in possession of them. I have turned over to mr Price for collection £31.12.6. which comprehends all rents due to the end of 1803.   I also inclose you at his request a plat of the land, noting (with a pencil) the tenement & rent of every tenant as he has settled them. considering the fencing done by Durrett, & the lands he relinquished I thought the terms agreed between him & Price not unreasonable. I shall set out this day sennight for Washington. not knowing where you are, or what are to be your future movements I add only my affectionate salutations, & assurances of great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

paid to G. Lilly turned over to Price Total
£ £ £
Durrett 1803 23.19.9 7.16.3. 31.16.0
Price 1803 13.16.0 13.16.0
Burras 1802 5.5.0 5.5.0
1803 7.3.3 7.3.3
Lively 1803 11.2.0. 11.2.0
Giannini Sundry years 6.0.0 6.0.0
Tyler 1795-6-7. 2.17.0 2.17.0
46.6.9 31.12.6 77.19.3
Lilly’s commn on £152.19.9 pd. by Th:J. 7.13.0
to be debited to Th:J. 38.13.9

DLC: William Short Papers.

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