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We forwarded yesterday & the day before by Mr. Randolph’s & Mr. Wood’s boats, the sheet iron; bar iron, and 60 bundles being the remainder of the nail rod—The three boxes you mention were recd. a few days ago—the two for Philadelphia are put on board the Jane Capn. Jackson, and addressed to Doctor Wistar there—the other is on board the John Capn. Norris bound to Georgetown and addressed to the...
We have to acknowledge receipt of your favor of the 5th. Inst. inclosing B.notes for Three hundred & fifty dollars—We have paid Mr. Murchie Two hundred & forty three dollars 28 Cents being the Amount of the two sums mention’d in your letter with Int. for the amount paid on Account of McGehee we enclose you Mr M’s duplicate receipt—We received a few days ago advice from Philada. of the Nailrod...
We have received your favor of the 12th. Inst. enclosing a Bank note for $100—and shall pay Mr. Oldham $82.’6 as you direct—We find upon enquiry that the quantity of bar lead you want cannot be got here, we have only met with about 50 lbs: for which the holder asks 1/. per lb: Your instructions respecting Coal shall be attended to. Your obt Servts. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
We have received your favor of the 6th. Inst. inclosing $250 which shall be appropriated as you direct. the Coal shall be sent with all possible dispatch—Mr. Le Telier informs us that he will be happy to execute any work you may favor him with; we understand from a Silversmith for whom he has done a good deal of work that he has given general satisfaction With respect We are Sir Your ob...
In answer to your favor of the 6th. Inst. we have to inform you that the purchasers of your Tobacco, objected to giving notes (negotiable at the bank) that it might not interfere with their own accommodation there, which at present is very limited to the first houses, owing to a want of specie—It is not usual with us to take such notes, but not being aware that you would require the proceeds...
We send you inclosed a Certificate of $450 lodged in our Bank to the credit of James Dinsmore— We are respectfully Yours &c MHi : Coolidge Collection.
We have received your favor of the 14th. inclosing Nine hundred & seventy dollars, which shall be applied as you direct—We are with respect Sir Your ob Servts. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Not having been able to procure any Syrop of Punch as directed in your letter of the 13th: Inst: we have sent you 18 bottles Syrop of lemon to the care of Messrs. Higginbotham & C: of Milton, by Obedc. Houchens who has likewise in charge 40 bundles Nail rod—Your Tobacco say 26 Hhds. is received & inspected, the leaf turns out very fine with the exception of three Hhds. two of which No. 14 & 22...
We have to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 26th. inclosing a check on the US. Bank at Norfolk for $300,—which sum we have paid to Mr. Le Tellier, as he inform’d us, that to make the work exactly alike, it is necessary to have the whole melted into one mass.—We have sold your Tobacco to R & T: Gwathmey at $7 pble. half Cash & half 60 d/ say 25 hhds.—the one which was laid bye as...
We received your favor of the 29th. Ulto:, and shall attend to your directions relative to the boxes shippd from Philadelphia, those you allude to from Monticello have been sent on, the one to Mr. Peale of Philada. and the other to Mr. Edwd. Johnston of Norfolk, to whom your hams were likewise sent, to be forwarded to you—We have at length made sale of your Tobacco to Messrs. Bohn & Hubnes at...
We hand you inclosed bill of Loading for 1200 bushels Coal by the Schr. Brothers Capn. S: Travers. Mr. Nicholson informs us he was obliged to ship that quantity, as he could not procure a smaller vessel and the Capn. refused to go unless he had a full load—we likewise send inclosed Mr Saml: McCraw’s receipt for the fifty dollars paid him—With respect we are Sir Your ob: Servts: MHi : Coolidge...
We received yesterday your favor of the 23d. and this day obtain’d from Mr. Venable the amount of your note say $8000—from this deduct the several sums noted in your letter amounting to $2127.16 leaves a balance of $5872.84. for which we enclose you a check of the Bank of Columbia, as we understand some difficulty might arise on placing the amounts you direct to the credit of Mr. Dinsmore & Mr...
Your favor of the 27th. Inst. is duly received inclosing a post note of our bank for $100.—which shall be held subject to the order of Mr. John W. Eppes. With respect we are Sir Your obt Servts. P:S: Your Tobacco is still unsold & we are apprehensive we shall not shortly be able to obtain your limits— MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Mr. Venable has called to say that his friend (who it now appears is, Mrs. Tabb of Amelia) is willing to lend the amt. you require for six months—We therefore send you inclosed a note at that date, the one forwarded you yesterday will of course be destroyed We are respectfully Your ob Servts. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I have duly received your favor of the 7 th inclosing Mess rs Shoemaker & Son’s conditional dft on G. & J. for 200$.— 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 to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 7th. inclosing 75$—The coal you require shall be forwarded by the first opportunity; there are however but few vessels I believe, which go from here to Alexa. and fewer still to Washington. only 14 hhds of your Tobacco are yet down. the price now is from 6 to 7$ according to quality, or the opinion of it . I hope yours may be supposed to...
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...
The nail rod, hoop iron, & molasses arrived yesterday—& are forwarded to Milton. The chimney-piece has never yet come down. Your very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr. Philada.”; endorsed by TJ. Recorded in SJL as received 26 Feb. 1799.
I am duly favor’d with yours of the 15th. with the nine manifests therein mentioned; I am sorry they did not come sooner as the last of your Tobo. was shipped to day—13 Hhds: on board the Sloop Little Sam Capt. Dickey, & 13 on board the Sloop Nancy Capt. Oliphant—these with the six shipped to New York make up your quantity except one Hhd: which the Inspectors say is not in the warehouse...
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 am by to-nights post favor’d with yours of the 5th. inclosing your dft: on Mr. Barnes for $:200— I am apprehensive that the only way of getting money for such drafts will be by sending them on to Mr. Barnes with directions for him to remit the amount in Bank notes—as no person will like to be at the trouble of sending them to George Town for acceptance, and then of forwarding them on to...
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 5th inclosing 300$: I now inclose you a bill of loading for 1300 bushels of Coal, & for five boxes some short time ago received from Monticello. At the same time that I gave an order for your Coal, I likewise gave one for about the same quantity for Mr. Madison, which I supposed would probably go in the same Vessel.—Will you be so...
This post has brought me yours of the 8th. Johnston has no nail rod of yours—the last he received for you he forwarded in November last. I had made this enquiry previously to my last , but omitted to inform you of it. That which was seen in his lumberhouse the first of February I expect belonged to a person of his name in this place, which he informs me was sent to him about that time by...
I some days ago receive a number of packages for you from Mr. Barnes, and likewise a cask & two boxes which were not mentioned in the bill of loading; the whole of which I forwarded by Thos. Priddy’s boat a few days afterwards. I also sent you a cask of molasses at the enormous price of 4/6 ⅌ . bill inclosed. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson...
I was by last post favor’d with yours of the 20th. inclosing manifests for 10 Hhds: Tobacco weighing 16447 ld. which I have delivered to Mr. Hooper. I am extremely sorry that I could not with the smallest degree of propriety even hint it was my wish (because it is yours) that he should give security; much less could I demand it. although it is customary in Philadelphia to have some guarantee,...
Your favor of the 29th. is duly received. I will with much pleasure attend to the books at Mr. Wythes—I have as yet heard nothing of your negro—I have spoken to the Constables but they neither know him, or recollect having been desired to find him. I was in hopes Bob Hemmings knew something about him, but he does not—I have desired him to find out Mr. Whaley & to make enquiry, but as yet he...
I forwarded some days since the remainder of the nail rod , & the hoop-iron, received some time ago. I likewise forwarded by C. Becks’s boat 31 packages lately received from George Town & Alexandria, together with a Hhd of Molasses & the 3 Casks Cyder. I could not conveniently get the Molasses caskd, and therefore sent it without, supposing Becks to be perfectly honest, and very careful. I...
Your favor of the 7th. inclosing manifests for 21 Hhds. Tobacco is duly received. As the Inspectors at Milton are not over-correct I think it necessary to inform you that the manifests for that Tobo. have never been forwarded to us. Although I suppose there would not be the smallest difficulty in obtaining the price you mention for the Tobacco, yet as information was received here last night...
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...
I have lately received, and have to day forwarded to Johnston & Richardson of Norfolk, to be by them sent on to Mr. Barnes by the first opportunity, seven dozen of Mr. Macons hams; being all that he can spare. I am endeavouring to make up the quantity you require, and hope shortly to procure such as may be relied upon. The two boxes & Cask of wine from Philada. arrived some days ago, and were...