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George Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson, 16 June 1809

From George Jefferson

Richmond 16th June 1809

Dear Sir

I have duly received your favor of the 12th, and have selected the house of Gordon Trokes & Co, as being the most eligible in my opinion for the supply of your groceries.—They consent to receive payment half annually, which is more I expect than any other house here would do for such articles.

I doubt however if you will be supplied even on nearly as advantageous terms, as you might be from the Northern Towns, for the reason which I think I have before assigned.—You can however, if you think proper, try it for awhile, and then, if you find it will not answer, make some other arrangement.

I made the promised excursion up the river, but to no purpose, having only found a few fragments of papers which I suppose1 escaped the notice of Mr Scott, by being mostly covered in mud.

It will not I expect be in my to2 make you a visit until toward the last of August: at any rate it will not be until you will have returned from Bedford, even although you should defer going for several weeks.

I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt

Geo. Jefferson

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 29 June 1809 and so recorded in SJL.

1Preceding two words interlined.

2Thus in manuscript.

Index Entries

  • Gordon, Trokes & Company (Richmond firm); supplies groceries to TJ search
  • groceries; suppliers of search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); letters from search
  • paper; in lost trunk search
  • Richmond, Va.; TJ orders groceries from search
  • Scott, James; finds stolen papers search
  • trunk, lost in return from Washington; contents of search