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I now remit you the sum of 273. D. in an order from the bank of the US. at this place on that at Philadelphia, for nailrod furnished heretofore. I take this occasion of praying you to send to Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson for me, a further supply of two tons of nailrod, assorted as usual. I will thank you if at the same time you can procure and forward for me one of the large steel hand–mills for...
I now inclose you a draught of the bank of this place on that at Philadelphia for 281.25 D agreeable to your invoice of Sep. 16. the date of which shews I am a little in default in this remittance. Accept my friendly salutations MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I inclose you an order of the bank of the US. of this place on that of Philadelphia for 111. D 34 c now due, and tender you the assurances of my friendship & respect. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Yours of May 27. is recieved and I now supply the omission of my former letter by stating that it is double rolled sheet iron which I have occasion for. I have this moment recieved a letter from my workman at Monticello stating his want of the iron below described. as this want is immediate, I should be glad you could put the iron on board the first vessel going to Richmond. it will be...
I inclose you an order of the bank of the US. here on that at Philadelphia for 220.15 D. this pays to you the sum of 206.90 D now due to you, and it includes a sum of 13.25 D over, which I pray you to pay to Benjamin Johnson, bookseller of Philadelphia, for books furnished through Isaac Briggs. it is because I have no correspondent for money affairs at Philadelphia, that I trouble you with...
Your two last bills for iron furnished were for 278. Dollars falling due this month, & 47. D 45c due the next month, I now inclose you the amount of both, towit a 50. dollar Pensva bank bill and a check of the branch bank here on the bank of the US. for 275.45 D. making in the whole 325. D 45c which I hope will get safe to hand. In the first week of the ensuing month be pleased to ship to the...
William Stewart, who lives with me as smith at Monticello, has desired me to have sent thither the iron of different kinds detailed below and as it is intended for a mill, and much labour will be saved by an exact choice in conformity with the list he has desired that his son Alexander Stewart of Philadelphia may be permitted to make the choice. this person will accordingly call on you with...
I now remit you an order of the bank of the US. of this place on that at Philadelphia for 243. D by the amount of your bill of sheet lead shipped Sep. 14. and salute you with great esteem & respect. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Having occasion for a supply of rod & hoop-iron, according to the invitation of your mr Jones, I address myself to you for two tons of rods of the sizes hitherto furnished me, that is to say from 6 d. to 20 d. and of a quarter of a ton of 4 d. hoops, which be pleased to ship immediately before the closing of your river, to the address of messrs. Gibson & Jefferson in Richmond, notifying me at...
I wrote you on the 9th. for two tons of nail rod, and 2 ½ hundred of bar iron. among the latter I should wish to have bars of an inch square amounting to 30. f. in length or running measure, also that you would add to the order sheet iron 2 f. wide & of the longest sheets you have making up. 60. f. of length in the whole, or running measure. should the rod & bars have been sent off before you...
Your favor of the 14th. has been duly recieved. the stoves bespoke by mr Latrobe, & mentioned to have been forwarded, were at my desire, of which I thought I had advised you at the time. be so good as, on the reciept of this, to ship for me to Gibson & Jefferson two tons of nail rod assorted from 6d. to 20d. Accept my friendly salutations and good wishes. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I inclose you an order of the bank of the US. at this place on that at Philadelphia for 140.47 D for sheet iron furnished in December, which be pleased to place to my credit. I salute you with esteem & respect MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Be pleased to send two tons of nailrod, assorted as I have usually required, by the first vessel to Richmond, to the care of Gibson & Jefferson to be forwarded to this place. I am sorry to be obliged to make complaint to you. my manager desired me to do last spring or fall, but I let it go by in hopes the ground of his complaint was temporary. he sais that for a twelvemonth past there has been...
I expect that mr Barnes on the 6th. inst. remitted you on my account two hundred & eighty two Dollars 67. cents now due for former supplies. I am to pray you now to send for me to the address of Gibson and Jefferson in Richmond two tons of nailrod assorted as usual, and 2 ½ hundred of bar iron of a tough quality. I salute you with esteem & respect. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I must ask the favor of you to procure & forward to Richmond ten hundred weight of pig lead. I take the liberty of troubling you sometimes with commissions out of your line because I have no other established correspondence in Philadelphia. it would give me great pleasure if you would charge a commission in those cases, because it would encourage me to make a freer appeal to your friendly...
Towards the latter end of this month, but before your river closes up, be so good as to avail yourselves of some vessel going to Richmond to forward to Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson for me two tons of nail rod assorted as heretofore generally desired. Accept my friendly salutations. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Mr. Barnes will, on this day sennight, remit to you the sum of 137 D. 10c. now due, on my account: and I have to ask the favor of you to send for me to Richmond, under address to Gibson & Jefferson, 2. tons of nail-rod assorted from 6d. to 20d. and a quarter ton of hoop iron inch & quarter wide. I salute you with friendship & respect. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
On the 9. inst. I wrote to you for 2. tons of rod & 2 ½ Cwt. of bar iron. on the 18th. I wrote to have a part of the bars inch square, & for some sheet iron. since this last date a pressing call occurs for 100. f. running measure of ship-bolt iron 1 ½ I. or at least 1 ¼ I. diameter, either round or sight square, in no matter what lengths, of the toughest iron. I must pray you therefore to add...
Your favor of April 13. came to hand in due time, and I have heard of the arrival of the two tons of nailrod at Richmond which are therein announced. the remittance for the same shall be made at it’s due time. on a late visit to Monticello I found that the manager of my nailery had so increased it’s activity as to call for a larger supply of rod quarterly than had heretofore been necessary. I...
I have to ask the favor of you to send me, under the shortest delay possible, the assortment of iron below stated. it is for the completion of a mill which will be in waiting for this iron before it can reach Virginia. you will address it to Gibson & Jefferson as usual, advising me of it’s departure, & amount. I salute you with friendship bar iron. 2 ½ I. broad 3/16 I. thick, amounting in...
Be so good as to send by the first vessel bound to Richmond two tons of nail-rod sorted, addressed to Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson. and by the first vessel which shall sail after the 1st. day of next month send two tons more. I divide it into two shipments that the paiments may fall due in different months. Accept my friendly salutations. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I now inclose you a draught of the US. bank at this place on that of Philadelphia for 249.33 D the amount of nail rod shipped about the latter end of October.   by a letter of Dec. 9. I asked the favor of you to forward two tons more, which in yours of the 15th. you proposed to do soon after unless hindered by the ice. not having heard further from you, and knowing the state of the weather...
I am to ask the favor of you to send me the articles stated below with as little delay as possible, the bar iron being at this time much wanted. be particular in the breadth of the sheet copper & iron, as smaller breadths will not do, and larger will cut to waste. the copper sheets mentioned in your letter of Sep. 24. will answer very well, because being 24. I. wide, they will cut into 2....
Be pleased to send immediately for me to the address of Gibson and Jefferson in Richmond 2. tons of nail of the sizes from 6d. to 20d. as you have usually furnished . I have just recieved information that my nailery is entirely out of rod & the hands unemployed, my manager having failed to give me notice. accept my salutations. PoC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ. Notation in SJL : “2. tons rod.” as...
I find my works here absolutely out of nailrod. I must therefore pray you to send on without delay, 2. tons assorted & addressed as usual. I expect that mr Barnes remitted you on the 6th. instant 281. D. for the last supply of rod. I salute you with esteem. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Be pleased by the first conveyance to Richmond to forward to the address of Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson of that place for me the bar iron below stated, on account of Your very humble servt 2½ Cwt of iron of the highest quality in flat bars, for making hinges. 5 Cwt in ¾ I. square bars of a harder quality. PrC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Recorded in SJL with notation “7½ Cwt bar iron.”
I inclose your letter of Sep. 7. 05 merely to shew the source of my error in supposing the sum of 317.93 instead of 349.93 was what should be remitted you. on recurring to this letter I saw at once that it was merely an error in carrying out the sums. the inclosed draught of the bank of the US. at this place on that at Philadelphia for 300. D. will exactly square our accounts. I have been...
Be pleased to ship for me to messrs. Gibson and Jefferson at Richmond two tons of nail rod assorted as usual, and to do it with as little delay as possible as I have learnt that we have not a fortnight’s stock on hand. I salute you with esteem & respect MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Be pleased to send me the quantity of sheet lead below stated, to be rolled, and of the thickness suitable for covering houses. but if that which is directed to be in sheets 9 f. 6. I. long, can be got either in rolled iron, or copper sheets of that length it will be preferred. these also to be of the proper thickness for covering a roof. be so good as to send these articles with the sheet...
Your letter of Feb. 22. was duly recieved and occasioned me great astonishment. Of the two debts of 268. D. each I was aware and had prepared to pay. but of that of 317.93 I had not the least recollection, & could not believe it but to be an error till I turned to my papers & found it real. I habitually note in a calendar of paiments to be made, all sums as soon as made known to me. how I...