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I duly received your much esteemed favor of the 29 th , and should greatly prefer the mode which you are so good as to propose respecting the bond, but I had previously ask’d the favor of Doctor Wardlaw to join in it, who consented so willingly, that I should not like now to leave him out.— I leave this tomorrow for Norfolk , and expect the vessel in which I am to embark, (the Elizabeth Wilson...
I find upon attending more particularly to the notes which you forwarded for renewal in the bank, that you have filled up the dates for every two months, without regard to the number of days in the month, & also without regard to the allowance of 3 days grace.—this in the absence both of M r Gibson & myself, might be attended with inconvenience, as the notes as filled up, would not fall due on...
I have long delayed saying any thing to you respecting the situation of M r Mazzie’s property here, in the hope of being enabled to inform you of the receipt of the rent at the same time.— I have not received any however, since that which appeared in our acc t which was rendered to the 30 th of June 1810 , except merely 20$ received of M rs Taylor some time ago, & of that only $:2.79 will...
Having received the form of the bond which I am to execute previous to entering upon the duties of my office, I avail myself of your kind offer of joining me in it, and now inclose it for your signature. I have not inserted the third name, as I wish to take the chance (small as it is) of M r Gibson’s return previous to my departure: there being but very few persons to whom I like to lay myself...
I have duly received your much esteemed favor of the 4 th , for which, if any words were adequate, I would thank you:—From your experience, and from every other consideration which ought to influence govern me, I should have taken the liberty of asking the favor of your advice; but feared I had already taken up too much of your time: upon this subject therefore, I will occupy no more. I have...
I apprehend from your favor of the 27 th that I must have expressed my meaning very badly, respecting my future correspondence with M r M— . I retained no copy of my letter, not having wished to leave any trace behind me upon such a subject.—I was perfectly aware of the absolute necessity of a regular correspondence with him.—I merely meant to say, that I should not like to ask any thing of...
I have received of M r Griffin W. & R. Mitchell’s dft on Robert Gamble for 600$ due the 5 th of next month , which is accepted. I now inclose a note for your signature, to renew with at the Bank.—I also inclose 3 blanks, which, if you think proper, you can fill up and return, as it will save you the trouble of frequent applications. RC ( MHi
Will you have the goodness to inform me if it will not be necessary, previous to my departure to Lisbon , to go to Washington ? It occurs to me that verbal as well as written instructions may be desirable. As yet I have received none, not even an intimation as to the bond which I observe the law requires. I would ask this information of M r Monroe , but I have been too decidedly hostile to...
I have duly received your favors of the 21 st and 26 th with the inclosure mentioned in the last. Wheat having fallen as you were informed by M r Coles on Monday the 19 th — that is, no sales having been made at 9/. after
As it is very seldom that I see M r Randolph’s Harry , I must ask the favor of you to direct him to call for the negroes blankets.—They should have been sent up sooner, but the person of whom I bought them did not like to open a bale, for fear of the moth: he has lately been opening some, and called upon me to take yours away.—I had them baled up again, but not so securely perhaps that the...
M r Thomas Taylor an acquaintance of mine having lately purchased some land near the West-ham ferry, it occurred to me that he would probably purchase the lots which I recollected to have heard you say you owned there.—On mentioning it to him, I found him very anxious to purchase. As the place can never more be of any value as a landing, unless we suppose the Canal to be abandoned, I conclude...
Sales of 54 Barrels flour made on account of Thomas Jefferson Esq r June 24 th 1811 To W m Mackenzie for Jn o Leslie s note at 60 days vz t
I inclose as you direct 200$.— I likewise inclose an account of the sale of your last 54 barrels of flour, the net proceeds as you will observe, being $:429. ¹⁷⁄₁₀₀. —This should have been forwarded some time ago, had I not received a letter from you informing me there was more to come down, which induced me to keep it back, with the view of including the whole in one account. As however no...
I only yesterday received your favor of the 24 th ultimo .—the note however was in time, but had one hour only to spare.— I suppose that your letters must have been too late for the mail, for the dft to M r Lyles dft Lyle has not yet appeared.— the one to M r Higginbotham did, in due time.
I have sold your last 54 barrels of flour to W m M c Kenzie at 8.½ & 9$. (5 barrels being fine only) on a credit of 60 days, his note to be endorsed by Jn o Lesslie .—For the reasons before assigned you will be pleased to consider this likewise as a Cash sale. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esq r
I inclose an acc t of the sales of 547 bbls of your flour, together with your acc t current to this day, the last shewing a balance against you of $:2671. ⁴⁰⁄₁₀₀ .— Deducting this sum from the 5800$ obtained from the bank, (which is partly to be paid off with Harrisons dft, and the balance to be continued) leaves $:3128. ⁶⁰⁄₁₀₀ for which you are to draw.—You can likewise if you think proper...
I yesterday received inclosed in a letter from M r Griffin , S. J: Harrison’s dft on G. & J. at 25 days sight for $:2731. 99 100 , which at maturity will appear at your credit.— No more of your flour has arrived.—I rather suppose if you have time to look over our letters, that you will find you have been advised of the sale of the whole of it. As the amount will lie useless in our hands, we...
We have since my last received 152 bbls of your flour, which we have been compelled to sell at your lowest limit of 9$ cash. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esq r ”; endorsed by TJ as received 9 June 1811 and so recorded in SJL .
Flour having become more & more unsaleable from the date of my last , I found it impracticable to effect any further sale of yours at 9.½ $ in money, and was therefore induced to sell the whole of it (288 barrels) to Brown & Rives at that price, on a credit of 60 days, adding the bank discount.—As however we were not authorised by you to make a sale on credit, we enter it to your account as if...
We have received since my last 6 Hhds of your Tobacco.—although it arrived last week, there has been such a quantity coming in, that I was not able to get it inspected until to day.—I am very sorry to inform you that it is so indifferent, I could not get an offer for it at all, the whole of the principal purchasers saying it would not suit them at any price.—one declared it not to be worth...
I am duly favor’d with yours of the 30 th ultimo . The window glass was forwarded by Thomas Becks on the 27 th , and will have arrived I hope some days ere this. We have received since our last 138 Bbls of your flour, 45 of it being from Lynchburg .— Although the price is ½ $ above your limit, it is dull at that, which has prevented our making any further sale for you.—if we were to go out and...
Being informed by M r Norvell who transacts M r Randolph’s business, that Harry has not been down for some time, and that he does not know if he has not brought the whole of M r R’s flour, I fear it may be uncertain when he will again come, & will therefore be obliged to you to ask M r Higginbotham to get some trusty waterman to call for
Your plaister has been here about 10 or 12 days only, having been upwards of a month in coming round from Baltimore .— I informed Harry when he was last down that he could take as much of it as he pleased, and understood from him that he intended to load up with it, but he afterwards informed our Clerk that he had other back loading & could not take any. I cannot find any oil of turpentine,...
I duly received your favor of the 3 d inclosing a note for renewal in the bank, which is in good time. The sallad-oil should have been procured & forwarded as you directed, but I was told there was none good in Town.— some has arrived within this day or two, which the holders say is good: but that is so nearly a thing of course, that I will endeavour to learn before Harry’s arrival again, from...
You will probably have heard before this reaches you, of my appointment as Consul to Lisbon . I have not yet received the Commission, and hope that the hurry after the close of the Session may cause it to be delayed, until I shall have time to hear from you in reply to this letter: as it would be with extreme reluctance that I should decline accepting of an appointment, obtained by your kindly...
Lest your failing to forward a note in time to renew yours in the bank should occasion you some uneasiness, I have concluded to inform you that it has not been attended with the smallest inconvenience: the situation of G & J’s account in the bank at this time being such, as to enable them to raise the money by putting in their own note. Had it been at all important, I should probably have...
M r Shoemaker’s dft was paid a few days after it became due, when the amount was of course remitted to Fredericksburg agreeably to your direction. From the great fall in the price of Tobacco in Lynchburg I take it for granted that were you were not able to dispose of yours.— It sells here by the face of the note at no more than 4 $.—some of a very fine quality has lately been sold as low as...
I have duly received your favor of the 16 th inclosing Jonathan Shoemaker & Son’s dft on W m Underhill for 250$ at 15 days after date from the 15 th , which M r U— refuses to accept, and which I have of course had
James sets off with the ewes in apparently good condition: it would be well however for them to be occasionally examined, as I am told that a part of the flock have the scab very badly. I suppose you know that by proper treatment, if taken in time, it may be cured very easily. The Pauler & Aquirrez are distinguishable by the marks P & A with tar.— James likewise carries the goblets, together...
I inclose your last quarterly account, balanced by $:6024. ⁸⁰⁄₁₀₀ in favor of G. & J. Major Gibbon & myself have been for some days expecting to hear from you, in reply to a letter which he wrote you respecting two Merino Ewes sent you by Doctor Jarvis .—We concluded it was best to defer making the choice as long as we could, as some of them dyed the day after they were landed.—the number has...
I forwarded your two boxes of window glass by one of M r Craven’s boats on the 26 th As I did not know the man; I was unwilling to trust him with the small packages. I have heard nothing yet of M r Shoemaker . RC (Mrs. T. Wilber Chelf, Mrs. Virginius Dabney, and Mrs. Alexander W. Parker, Richmond, 1944; photocopy in ViU : TJP ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esq r
The goblets received of Letellier are in one of the small packages mentioned in my last. one of the others I am told contains a Map from M r Robertson of Orleans .—the remaining two are paper packages, one of them appearing to contain books. RC ( ViHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esq r ”; endorsed by TJ as received 16 Sept. 1810 and so recorded in SJL
An absence of more than two months from home, occasioned by ill health, has prevented my having an opportunity of sooner replying to your favor of the 9 th of July, which I am sorry to find had escaped M r Gibson’s recollection.— The window glass mentioned by you (of which though there are two boxes) has been long here, together with four other small packages, all waiting for M r Randolph’s...
The nail rod which you have so long expected, and which was shipped from Philadelphia the 12 th of last month , was only received a few days since. It was forwarded to day by a M r Fitch , to whome we had to pay 12/. on account of the carriage. I inclose you a note for your signature, with which to renew the one in the bank. I likewise inclose you a
As your notes will fall due at the Bank on the 6 th & 13 th of next month, & as M r Venable prefers their being made into one I inclose one for your signature— not knowing whether
I duly received your favor of the 15 th inclosing 200$, which amount is remitted to Jones & Howell agreeably to your direction. Some plaister of Paris has just arrived for you. I do not know the quantity, the Captain not having called for his freight, & we not having received a bill of lading.—I suppose it to be 4 or 5 Ton. Is it to go to Monticello , or to Bedford ? and if to the former, is...
I yesterday received from M r Cha s Johnston on your account, a dft on Mess rs Tompkins & Murray of this place at 10 days sight for 1243$. I have heard nothing yet of Mess rs Shoemaker’s flour.
I have duly received your favor of the 7 th inclosing Mess rs Shoemaker & Son’s conditional dft on G. & J. for 200$.— As we have heard nothing of their flour, have never transacted business for them at all, and know nothing of them, except of their bad manageme n t at your mill, we of course cannot become responsible even for this small amount, until we have something actually in hand.— As...
I have duly received your favor of the 15 th inclosing 125$, which is entered to your credit with G. & J. Your two notes of 4000$ each have been discounted at the bank, and the one to M r Venable for the 8000$ borrowed of M rs Tabb , taken up of course. RC (Mrs. Paul W. Howle, Richmond, 1944; photocopy in DLC
I have sold your Tobacco to Samuel Myers at 39/6 at 60 days, having had it reviewed, which I found absolutely necessary, as some persons who saw it inspected, said it was of so inferior a quality, that I found I could not otherwise get an offer for it.—I should have done better with it, (Tob o having risen) but most of the stemmed part was very ordinary indeed. You will receive an account of...
Immediately on the receipt of your favor of the 31 st ultimo by T.J. Randolph , (with which however he did not call until Saturday) I waited on M rs Page , and to my surprise was informed, that she had not a spare room, having lately taken two young ladies to board with her during the winter: and that it was therefore out of her power to accommodate Jefferson , unless he could stay in the same...
I inclose you the terms of tuition at M r Girardin ’s Academy, which you will find to be 50 $ ⅌ annum, for a student who is even taught mathematics only: and which, (not that I know any thing about it) appears to me to be very high. I am sorry that I have not been able to procure such a situation in a private family for T.J.R. as you wish.— There are but few French families here in which it...
I some days since sent on your two dogs by Thomas Becks , having paid him 2$ for their feed, & for his trouble in carrying them up—as he said he was short of provisions, & had nothing to spare them. he promised to feed them well, & to take great care of them. I likewise forwarded by Becks the stolen trunk. I have not heard the particulars of the trial, but am told that the thief was sentenced...
Your favor of the 22 d inclosing 100$ is received. I have heard nothing from M r Eppes respecting the volume of news papers.—You sent me with that, a volume of “fugitive sheets” of laws, which you directed should not go out of my possession, and which of course has has not.— I recollect soon after M r Burke ’s death, to have spoken to M
It really almost appears as if I shall never more have the pleasure of seeing you at Monticello . M r Gibson when I last wrote you, had not the most distant thought of going to the Springs this season—not having experienced as he supposed; any benefit from his visit the last.—He has suddenly however, by the advice of some of his friends, determined on making one more trial, and is gone. I now...
M r Venable is now of opinion that M rs Tabb will not require her money when due, but that she will let you have it for another 6 months.—Of this however he is not certain, but requests me to forward you the inclosed note, in case it should be wanted—and which shall be returned, if it is not. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esq r ”; endorsed by TJ as received 20 July 1809 and so...
I have received information from a boatman of the name of Calloway , who lives near Lynchburg , that our lost trunk is in the possession of one Dan l Northcut , residing about 5 or 6 miles from that place, in Amherst . C. has not heard particularly what the trunk contains, but was told there were some blank books, and some blank paper in it—he has not heard of the instruments.—he understands...
M r Venable has received notice from M rs Tabb that she will require her money at the expiration of the six months for which it was borrowed.—This will render it necessary for it to be procured from the bank.—As the sum is larger than M r V. wishes to ask for her in one day, I inclose you at his request two notes, which you will be pleased to sign & return, leaving the day of the month blank.—...
If you go to Bedford as soon as you contemplate, you will be surprised I expect at not finding the 3 dozen chairs there, which you ordered several months ago.—The first person who engaged to make them disappointed us altogether, & the next one has been a long time about them.— They are however at last ready, and shall be forwarded by the first safe boat, to the care of Sam l J. Harrison RC (...
I have duly received your favor of the 12 th , 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...