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Receipt from John Minchin, 5 March 1801

Receipt from John Minchin

March 5th 1801 Bot. of John Minchin
    One pair of Shoes 3.
    One ditto Silk Strings  .25
    One ditto Bootees 6. $9. 25/166
  Received payment infull

John Minchin

MS (MHi); in Minchin’s hand and signed by him; at head of text: “His Excellency Thos. Jefferson, President of the United States”; with order in TJ’s hand at foot of text: “Mr. Barnes will be pleased to pay the above. Th: Jefferson.”

 

John Minchin, a boot and shoe manufacturer in Philadelphia in the late 1790s, moved to New Jersey Avenue near the Capitol in Washington in 1801, and TJ continued to place orders with him (National Intelligencer, 7 Jan. 1801; MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:984; Vol. 31:77).

Received payment infull: in his financial accounts, TJ noted that on 5 Mch. he gave Minchin an order on John Barnes for $9.25 (MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1035).

On 27 Mch. 1801, Minchin gave TJ another receipt for payment in full for one pair of shoes at $3, a pair of silk strings for 25 cents, and “To Straping a pr. Boot tops ommitted” an additional 25 cents, for a total charge of $3.50. In his financial records, TJ noted that on 25 Mch. he paid Minchin $3.50 for a pair of shoes (MS in MHi, in Minchin’s hand and signed by him, endorsed by TJ on verso as paid on 26 Mch.; MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1036). Three days later Minchin gave TJ another receipt for the payment in full of $2 for the purchase of “One pair of Boot tops with side and back Straps.” TJ recorded the transaction in his financial records at 31 Mch. (MS in same, in Minchin’s hand and signed by him, endorsed by TJ on verso as paid; MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1036). On 19 Nov., Minchin gave TJ a receipt for the payment of $1.50 for six pairs of silk shoe strings (MS in same, in Minchin’s hand and signed by him, endorsed by TJ on verso; MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1059).

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