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I inclose you a bill of exchange for 988.03. D drawn by Smiths & Morrison of New Orleans on Brown & Hollins of Baltimore at 60. days sight. to shorten the term a little, as a post was setting out for Baltimore direct, and I was intimately acquainted with mr Hollins , I inclosed the 2 d of Exchange to himself, and he will have recieved it before the Richmond mail carrying this will have left...
I wrote you from Bedford on the 29 th of Sep. and again on the 6 th inst. on my arrival here. since that date 35. barrels of flour have been shipped from my mill on my account by T. M. & T. E. Randolph ’s for rent, being instead of so much of 55. Bar. formerly shipped for me, but their destination changed as noted in a former letter. I in my last I requested to hear from you on the discount of...
On my return from Bedford yesterday, I found here a letter from mr Elisha Ticknor of Boston informing me he had on the 16 th of Nov. shipped a small package of books recieved for me from Europe on board the brig Polly , Cap t Snow , to your address, the cost of which were 45. D 25 C as he has been kind enough to advance this money for me some time ago, I must request the favor of you to remit...
Our late letters have happened to cross one another by the way, the messenger which carried mine of the 17 th to the Post office having brought on his return yours of the 10 th . I regret much the accident which prevented my note for the bank being in time for the term of renewal, and am very thankful for your having supplied it with your own. this shall not happen again. the object of the...
I inclose you an order on D r Thornton for 150. Dollars which he informed me he was ready to pay on demand as also mr John Harvie ’s bond for 104.56 D due on the 1 st prox. which D r Brockenborough will I suppose pay as usual when due. I have this day given an order in favor of W m Marshall for 13.91 D and something additional for clerks tickets which the order will explain. I shall have...
In a separate letter of this date I have written to you on Mazzei’s business, and in this I inclose a plan of his lot, omitted to be put under cover of that. I am engaged in the blowing of rocks with gunpowder and my stock being nearly out, and none to be had here, I must ask the favor of you to procure & send me a keg of 25.℔. to be packed in an outer one or in an external box, & forwarded by...
My calls for money being here, and my grandson having to transfer the monies of his collection to Richmond it is a mutual convenience to give him my draughts on you in exchange for cash here, inasmuch as it saves to us both the hazards of the road. I have accordingly this day drawn on you in his favor for 446. D 25 c which (if my tob o should not be arrived) be so good as to cover by a sale of...
By a letter of the 12 th inst. from my manager in Bedford he informed me that his first load of flour was engaged to start from Lynchburg on the 15 th inst & that the whole would be sent off the same week. there are there about 140 barrels. from this place I have at length got off 60. barrels by Johnson who will now continue steadily to carry it down till all is done. the quantity here will be...
A load of flour was sent off from hence a few days ago, and another will follow within two or three days. that from Bedford is of necessity later, it’s distance from Lynchburg rendering it impracticable to be sent there until they have done all their fall seeding. mr Yancey informs me he will not be able to get his tobacco down till March. My grandson is the bearer of an order for 220.D. and I...
The enemy, contrary to expectations, still continuing in our waters and indicating by no movement an intention of speedy departure, with the rapid advance of the season, begin to fill me with anxiety as to the fate of my crop of flour. and I am becoming more concerned to get some price, than what that price shall be, on the principle that half a loaf is better than no bread. engagements...
M r Edmund Randolph’s indisposition has probably prevented as yet his attendance at his court to acknolege and forward the deed for mr Mazzei’s lot. the first court of Albemarle after he shall have forwarded it to me, it shall be dispatched. I presume that the deed having been actually executed, as before advised, the delay of the formality of acknolegement will occasion no hesitation in mr...
Since mine of Nov. 21. I have recieved yours of Nov. 23. Dec. 7. & 14. in that of the 7 th Nov. 23. came the 45.D. small bills, and in the last a notice of mr Harvie ’s payment. I regret much my tobacco is not at market, and am pressing my manager
M r Johnson going down with his boat gives me an opportunity of getting a bale of cotton brought up, which I will ask the favor of you to procure for me, say of 3. or 400. weight. your favor of Aug. 4. is recieved, and lightens my anxieties. I now return the note for the bank, signed, but left blank to be filled by yourself according to circumstances. 1500.D. additional is about the sum which...
Since sending you my letter of the 10th to the post office a call of 200 D. is made upon me which had been agreed to be delayed until my produce should have been sold in the next spring but the party assigned it to another who now required it without regard to that arrangement. I am obliged to draw for it on you in favor of Branham & Jones of Charlottesville . I do this with reluctance because...
Your favor of the 18 th is recieved, and informs me how much the quality of my tob o falls short of what I had been given to expect. this afflicts me not merely as to the first loss, but also as it injures the reputation of that tob o which has heretofore commanded high prices. the present loss too is very inopportune sensibly felt. short as my crops both of flour & tob o turned out the last...
I have j In my letter of June 8. I mentioned the arrival from Marseilles of some wines for me at Philadelphia and Alexandria on which there would be some duties, freight & port charges to pay, which I must ask the favor of you to remit for me. the 2 boxes from Philadelphia I presume have come to hand; and I have just recieved a letter from Col o Simms
My last was of the 14 th . your’s of the same date was received two days after. the Frenchman who laid in the claim with mr Taylor , must have been mr Peter Derieux who married the daughter of mr Mazzei’s wife , long since dead. they live in N. Carolina , and were long
In my letter of yesterday by mr Johnson , I mentioned that I would write to you more specially on the subject of the remittance to Philadelphia ; I find that my different accounts there for books and newspapers amount nearly to 150.D. which sum I will therefore ask the favor of you to remit to mr Nicholas G. Dufief bookseller Philadelphia , on my account. I write to him now as to the disposal...
Your favor of Jan. 13. is recieved and a statement of my account to the 1 st inst. when I percieve a balance against me (exclusive of that of the bank) of 301. D 90 C M r Randolph was to have paid for me the 1 st Inst. thro’ his agent mr Norris something upwards
I recieved the day before yesterday mr Edmund Randolph’s answer that he would execute any deed I should desire for mr Mazzei which should bind go to warrant only against himself & his heirs. I have thought it best to make a statement of the title which the purchaser may consider, and verify every material part of it for himself by the records at Richmond . he will see that the title is so...
Your favor of the 3 d is recieved and the 50.D. it covered. should there be difficulty in remitting the 97.D. to Alrichs & Dixon of Wilmington by a draught a Richmond bank bill of 100.D. I have no doubt would be acceptable to them and the surplus 3.D. will make no odds, as I shall probably have to call for a roving machine from them in addition to that for carding. to the 3000.D. I have added...
Altho’ I have not heard yet of the actual sale of my flour, yet in the hope it has taken place, and urged by some of my corn contracts, I have been obliged to draw on you this day in favor of W m Steevens or order for 105.D. which will probably be presented to you with this advice. Accept the assurance of my esteem & respect. July. 9. the draught for 105. was taken in & one f g iven for 70.D....
In a letter of Mar. 24. I mentioned that I should have occasion to draw on you in favor of Doct r Fernandes of Norfolk for the am t of one or two quarter casks of wine. one only has been furnished, and I have just recieved a letter from him of July 12. informing me the price was 63. D 81 C for which he would draw on you. be so good as to pay his draught & accept the assurance of my great...
I must ask the favor of you to send me an hundred Dollars by the return of post, in small bills. we have been told here that flour had risen with you to 5¾ D. but I know not how truly. I would not wish the sale of mine to be lost for a quarter dollar of difference. for altho’ I think peace will grow out of the existing negociations, it will not be in time to dispose of the crop now on hand,...
Our newspapers having come lately more irregularly than usual I have as yet seen nothing later than the President’s recommendation to repeal the embargo . what act of England has produced this change of policy, we do not yet know; but I presume an armistice, or something equivalent has been proposed, and the rather, as we are told that vessels pass freely in & out of our bay. under these...
I inclose you a note of mr John Harvie for 176.90 which has been due since the 1 st of March & had escaped my notice. he informed me D r Brokenborough was his agent in this state and would pay these notes as they should become due. will you be so good as to make the application? another will be due in about 3. months. I must ask the favor of you to send me 75.D. in single Dollar bills by my...
Your favor of the 3 d came to hand after the return of our post. the afflicting news of the death of my relation & our mutual friend had reached us thro’ the public papers two or three days before, and I have since recieved a particular account of it from his fellow passenger mr Fontaine Maury . of a worthier man death can never deprive us. altho’ his intention intended return was unexplained,...
Your letter of July 27. was duly recieved, and the 200 D. inclosed in it. I find that in making my draughts, I had had too much confidence that a sale of my flour could be effected on some terms, and that the deficiency produced by sacrifice in price, might be obtained from the bank until the crop, growing and severed might be got to market. I was not aware of their stopping discounts, &...
I drew on you lately for 43. D 27 C in favor of the Mutual assurance company , and must now ask the favor of you to send me by the return of post one hundred Dollars in bills from 20. to 5. D. I find it will be indispensable to reinstate 1500.D. of my late note in the bank: for within a fortnight of from this time I shall be obliged to draw on you from Bedford for 600.D. in favor of Brown &...
The season of paying my debts now coming upon me I requested you in my letter of the 15 th to make some remittances for me, to which I am now to add one of 200.D. to Benjamin Jones of Philadelphia , ironmonger, and another of one hundred and thirty Dollars to Ezra Sarjeant of New York printer. I do this on the presumption of the sales of my flour, as it gets down, putting you in funds for me....
On my return from Bedford I found here your two letters of Apr. 28. & May 4. I now inclose the note for 4300.D. signed. the deed to mr Taylor I immediately executed and forwarded to mr Randolph : but as the mail is slow between this & his residence, and it is to be acknoleged by him in his court and by me in mine, this will occupy time. but it will be all done & delivered before the 1 st...
I have lately learnt that tobacco sells high & readily, and therefore would wish you to make sale of mine as soon as you think advisable. with respect to flour I suppose it best to give time for the European vesses vessels which would not adventure to sail until they learnt there our ratification of the treaty, to arrive and produce here a full competition of demand. this will be I suppose in...
I arrived here yesterday evening and find your’s of Oct. 27. covering a blank note for renewal in the bank, and hasten to sign and commit it to the post office of Lynchburg that it may be recieved in time. I draw on you this day for 75. Dollars in favor of Reuben Perry . the sheriff of this county has not yet called on me. his demand for taxes is, I am told, about 113.D. I learn here that salt...
I wrote to you from hence on the 9 th instant , requesting that my flour might not be kept on hand after this month, as the competition of the new crop would influence the sale of it. the prospect either of a peace in which we shall be included, or at least a continental peace which will open all the continent of Europe to our produce in neutral vessels may I hope give a spur to prices, tho’...
Your’s of Mar. 2. with the 100.D. inclosed had been duly recieved and that of the 13 th is now at hand. I inclose you the two notes for renewal for the 6 th of May & 8 th of July, ready signed. I some time ago pressed my manager in Bedford to send off immediately the little tob o I have there (about 5.
On the 31 st Ult. I asked the favor of you to inclose me by mail 100.D. which I presume to be now on the way. in the mean time another call has come on me which obliges me to draw on you in favor of my grandson Th: J. Randolph for 120.D. I shall have one more of about the same amount in the course of this month which will I believe close my wants until the spring by which time my flour & tob o...
I have not learned whether at the last renewal of my note to the bank, it was enlarged or not, and in the present doubtful state of our medium I do not know whether I ought to wish it, except so far as to cover my taxes in Bedford & here, for which I must draw on you in a few days, and 50.D. which I must request you to send me by return of mail. the credit of the bank paper has become of...
Your’s of the 8 th is just recieved, and I learn with pleasure that 5½ & 5¾ D. can be had for flour. I have no hesitation in accepting these prices, preferring the latter at 60. days to the former in cash. if these prices therefore are still to be had, or even 5.D. be so good as to sell at once. I see nothing in the late news which may suddenly raise prices. the moment Johnson returns, I have...
I safely recieved the clover seed by mr Peyton’s boat Johnson again disappointed me in taking down 36. barrels of my flour, instead of the full load of both his boats. I shall no longer trust to him alone therefore, but on the return of the Milton boats (all of which went down at the same time) shall employ others to take down the whole. in truth I begin to be uneasy lest the market should...
since my last I have drawn on you in favor of Dabney Carr for 68. D 10 L. H. Girardin 25.D. Joseph Milligan 92.D. and this day in favor of Th: J. Randolph for 275.D. I set out tomorrow for Bedford , and shall probably be there to the last of the next month. Not knowing the day when my note of 1000.D. in bank will need renewal, I must ask the favor of you to notify me
Understanding that the 4. cases of wine shipped for me from Alexandria are arrived with you, and the state of our river rendering it improbable that it can be brought up than that under a month or six weeks, I send the bearer with a small cart, and pray you to deliver to him two cases. the other two may wait for either Johnson or Gilmore . if you can procure for me & send by him also a cheese...
Your favor of the 9 th has been duly recieved, together with my account. by this I percieve that there does not remain enough in your hands to pay the 2000.D. into the bank which I so much wished. this has been occasioned by the deficiency of my tobacco crop before explained, and recently here by the short delivery of 140. barrels of flour due to me from the mills, and for which I see I must...
Your favors of Feb. 14. and Mar. 13 . were duly recieved. the last came to hand so as to allow time merely to reinclose my renewed note by return of the mail. The inexactitude of my mill-tenants has sometimes led me into erroneous information to you as to flour sent down on my account. I have lately obtained from mr T. E. Randolph a statement of all sent from Oct. 12 17 . 1814. to Feb. 21....
I have been here since the 20 th of the last month, and am now within two or three days of my departure for Monticello . during this time no letters addressed to me have been transmitted on account of the slowness and uncertainty of the cross mail between the two places. I do not exactly know how I stand on your books, but my impression is that when I left Monticello I had nearly or quite...
While in Bedford I sent off two boat loads of flour, and a third was to follow, carrying in all between 140. & 150. barrels. we shall begin to send from hence immediately after the Christmas holidays. but we do not make half a crop here, nor more than half a one in Bedford . we shall soon see now whether the enemy mean to venture on riding in our bay through the winter. on that I suppose will...
I recieved yesterday your favor of Feb. 27. and one hundred Dollars inclosed in it. it was only one of the smallest size of Peacock’s ploughs which I wished to recieve: consequently his N o 4. would not answer my purpose. I have usually got my stock of red clover seed from the other side of the Blue ridge , but am quite disappointed there this year; and am therefore obliged to apply for it at...
In July last you were so kind as to remit for me to John Vaughan 550.D. this was for wines and books I ordered from Marseilles , Leghorn & Paris . these articles are just now beginning to arrive in different ports of the US. 2. boxes (one containing wine) which had arrived from Marseilles in Philadelphia were shipped by the Collector
I have been here about a month and shall now within a day or two set out on my return to Monticello . on winding up my here I find my debts amount to 222.D. which sum I recieve from mr Robertson , and draw for the same on you in his favor. I found on my arrival here that mr Yancey had preferred employing the teams in getting in the new crop sown, rather than in carrying the old to Lynchburg :...
Your favor by the last post is recieved. I am sorry a load of my flour has turned out so badly. the mill will have to make it up in good flour in addition to 100. barrels I am still to recieve from it and forward. I It is unlucky that the embargo catches me with so much unsold. I expect however that as soon as the merchants have had time to fix on a channel of vent, it will rise again. the...
M r Mazzei’s repeated urgencies to sell his lot in Richmond could not leave a moment’s doubt as to the expediency of accepting a reasonable offer for it. but the research for the powers he gave me has taken considerable time, & ended not satisfactorily. I remember certainly the recieving from him a blank power of Attorney giving express power to sell his real property here. (I had long before,...