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George Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson, 29 March 1811

From George Jefferson

Richmond 29th Mar: 1811

Dear Sir

Being informed by Mr Norvell who transacts Mr 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 Mr R’s flour, I fear it may be uncertain when he will again come, & will therefore be obliged to you to ask Mr Higginbotham to get some trusty waterman to call for your oil & spirits of turpentine, as I am going out of town, & Mr Gibson is unacquainted with them.

I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt

Geo. Jefferson

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 31 Mar. 1811 and so recorded in SJL.

On 11 Apr. 1811 TJ paid harry $1 for “bringing up oil &c.” (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1265). Missing letters of 17 Jan. 1811 from TJ to David higginbotham and from Higginbotham to TJ written and received that same day are both recorded in SJL. A letter of 12 May 1811 from Higginbotham to TJ, not found, is recorded in SJL as received from Milton on 15 May 1811.

Index Entries

  • flour; shipment of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; mentioned search
  • Harry (boatman); carries goods from Richmond search
  • Higginbotham, David; letters from accounted for search
  • Higginbotham, David; letters to accounted for search
  • Higginbotham, David; merchant search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); and shipments for TJ search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); letters from search
  • Norvell, Mr. search
  • oil; turpentine search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); boats of, transfer goods search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); sells flour at Richmond search
  • Richmond, Va.; Harry carries goods from search
  • turpentine; TJ procures oil and spirit of search