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Thomas Jefferson’s Receipt to Jonathan Shoemaker, 25 March 1810

Receipt to Jonathan Shoemaker

I acknolege that I have recieved from Jonathan Shoemaker on account the following sums at their respective dates to wit.

1809.   Aug. 6. 490.
20. 300 
 Nov. 25. 70.
 Dec. 15. 25.  to wit by  Salmon on my order.
21. 100.
25. 50.
1810.  Jan. 1. 50.
 Mar.  4. 70.
15. 200.
25. 31.
1386.  amounting in the whole to thirteen hundred and eighty six Dollars for which I have credited him in our accounts.
Th: Jefferson
March. 25. 1810.

MS (PU, 1949); entirely in TJ’s hand; addressed: “Mr Jonathan Shoemaker Shadwell Mills.” Not recorded in SJL.

On 15 Dec. 1809 TJ gave James salmon (Sammons) an order on Shoemaker for $25 “on account of mason work done here.” TJ employed Sammons between 1809 and 1813 to repair, among other things, the Milton tobacco warehouse and the toll mill at Shadwell (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 , esp. 2:1250, 1287). A letter he wrote TJ on 3 Dec. 1809, not found, is recorded in SJL as received the following day.

Index Entries

  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with Shoemakers search
  • Milton, Va.; tobacco warehouse and toll mill at search
  • Sammons, James; letters from accounted for search
  • Sammons, James; paid for masonry work search
  • Shoemaker, Jonathan; TJ’s account with search