Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Edmund Bacon, 10 November 1806

Washington Nov. 10. 06.


I now inclose you 620. D. to be applied as follows.

to John Perry 200. D.
James Walker 100. D.
Dabney Minor 266. 67 to discharge a debt from G. Lilly, take in the bond
yourself, on account 53. 33 for fodder &c.

I must ask the favor of you to send me a statement of your debts for December & January, & at what dates payable, that I may prepare for them. you cannot however recieve a remittance for December till the post which will arrive at Milton on the 11th. of that month.   I will thank you at the same time to send me a copy of mr Freeman’s list of the negroes at Monticello, as it is more correct than the one I have. likewise a statement of whatever has been furnished to mr Maddox by yourself or mr Walker & the prices, that I may know what credits to take against the debtor side of his account, before I remit to him. I presume Davy will have set off before you get this: but if not, as I believe I did not mention the rout he was to come, I will now state that it should be by Orange court house, Downey’s ford, Stevensburg Herring’s, Norman’s ford, Elkrun church, Brown’s, Songster’s, Fairfax court house, Wren’s & George town ferry. in order that you may not fail in filling the ice house, with the very first ice which shall make of an inch thick, engage two waggons that can be depended on, to come at a moment’s warning, laying aside all other work. these with our two will fill the house in 4. days. if the weather should break up before it is filled, they must be ready to come a second time when ice shall make again. a pumpmaker at Charlottesville promised to fix a pump for me in the icehouse. be so good as to press him to do it immediately before we begin to put in new ice. Accept my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

1. of 100. 100
1. 50. 50
16. 20. 320
15. 10 150

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