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Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on Expenses, 9 March 1809

Notes on Expenses

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1809. Mar. 9.  Balance at the bank in favor of Th: Jefferson 2291. 77½
 a warrant from the Treasury 1148.
3439. 77½1
 Th:J. proposes to draw as follows
J. Barnes 1000.
Lemaire about 768. 842
I. A. Coles 140 
Jos. Milligan 152. 93
John Cox 22. 503
Peter Lenox 16. 4
Levi Lincoln 45. 625
Jones & Howell 273.
C. W. Peale 150. 6
Jos. Dougherty about   74. 277
ThJ. about 466. 298
3169. 45 3169. 45
leaves balance in favr ThJ. 330. 32
 Mr Madison will pay at his convenience for ThJ. 735.
 and Th:J. will remain indebted on his own acct 2934   3669. 68
 but will give his note for the whole 3669.
 instead of his present note for 4000.

MS (CSmH: JF); entirely in TJ’s hand; on verso: “Bank US. Mar. 10. 09”; filed with a series of notes, estimates, and expenses, with a covering sheet labeled by TJ: “Bank US. loose memms, estimates, notes Etc of my dealings with it while I lived in Washington.” Dft (CSmH: JF); entirely in TJ’s hand; undated; with additional entries, variant order, and lacking concluding comments on agreement with Madison.

As he planned here, on 10 Mar. 1809 TJ did indeed draw as indicated on the Bank of the United States (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 , 2:1242–3).

1In Dft TJ here estimated additional income from items sold in Washington, including a chariot (sold to Dr. Elzey for $500 on 10 Mar., 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 , 2:1242) and several items sold to James Madison (see TJ to Madison, 19 Apr. 1809), for a total of $4,674.775 in assets.

2Reworked from “770.,” the figure in Dft.

3In Dft TJ here included entries for “Ingle for Pechin 7.29/Gannin [no amount given]/ Melvin 5.” TJ paid “Gannin the barber” $6 on 11 Mar. (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 , 2:1243).

4Reworked from what appears to be “76.50.” Dft: “abt 20.” In Dft TJ here included an entry for “Bacon 10.”

5In Dft TJ here included entries for “G. Jeff. 100./Dangerfield 590” (paid on 10 and 11 Mar.; see 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 , 2:1243).

6In Dft TJ indicated that this payment was “for Th:J.R.” and also included three more entries, grouped by a brace, for “Julien abt 75/ Shorter 20/Th:J. 212.805,” for a total of $307.805 (first two debts paid 17 Mar. and 7 Apr.; see 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 , 2:1244).

7Reworked from “61.35,” the amount TJ owed specifically to Dougherty (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 , 2:1243), with the revised figure incorporating payments made for TJ by Dougherty to Ingle and Melvin (see note 3). Dft: “abt 80.”

8Reworked from what appears to be “479.21,” with the revised figure repeated at right for clarity.

Index Entries

  • Bacon, Edmund; TJ pays search
  • Bank of the United States; drafts on, by TJ search
  • Barnes, John; TJ pays search
  • chariots search
  • Coles, Isaac A.; TJ pays search
  • Cox, John; TJ pays search
  • Daingerfield, Mary Willis; TJ pays search
  • Daingerfield, Sarah search
  • Dougherty, Joseph; TJ pays search
  • Elzey, Arnold; purchases chariot from TJ search
  • Gannin, Mr. (barber) search
  • household articles; chariots search
  • Ingle, Henry search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); TJ pays search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; notes on expenses search
  • Jones & Howell (Philadelphia firm); account with TJ search
  • Julien, Honoré; TJ pays search
  • Lemaire, Etienne; TJ pays search
  • Lenox, Peter; TJ pays search
  • Lincoln, Levi; TJ pays search
  • Madison, James; purchases items from TJ search
  • Melvin, James search
  • Milligan, Joseph; TJ pays search
  • Peale, Charles Willson; and expenses for T. J. Randolph search
  • Pechin, William; payment to search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); expenses paid by TJ search
  • Shorter, Jack; TJ pays search