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I perceive, by an advertisement of yours in the public papers that you have commenced business in the Commission line. I have heretofore employed in the transaction of my business at Richmond, Mr. Charles Johnston, who has executed it with the greatest punctuality [and attention]. Rendering to him a just tribute on every occasion I feel myself bound on several grounds to transfer the mite of...
I enclose you mr Barnes’s note for 500. Dollars to mr Hopkins to be taken up at ten days sight, as also letters of advice to mr Hopkin’s & mr Boyce both of whom will attend to the note. as I have some paiments to make in Richmond which are already some days in arrear, I can only admit the interval of one post before I must send on draughts on you, as follows. D Colo. John Harvie  49.28 } at...
Yours of Jan. 28th. is duly recieved. in mine of Jan. 14. I mentioned that Colo. Thos. Bell would be authorized to draw on you for 165.D. this was intended to answer two notes I had given Feb. 12. 1797. the one to Lucy Wood senr. for £33. the other to Lucy Wood junr. for £16.10 for the hire of negroes. I did not know into what hands these notes had got and desired Colo. Bell to seek them out &...
I this moment recieve your favor of the 1st. inst. & am alarmed at the account of my nailery being out of nailrod. I left them with a provision to last till late in April, but whether it had all got home, or was still at Richmond my memory does not tell me. a person happening to be with me when I opened your letter who tells me he was in mr Johnston’s warehouse the 1st. of Feb. & saw a...
I yesterday recieved a letter from mr Jordan Harris informing me that an irregularity in the assignment of Lucy Wood’s bond to him occasions a demurrer to it’s payment under the caution expressed in my letter to you that it should be legally assigned. the caution was a reasonable one, as we should naturally expect an assignee to take care that his title be legal . however not wishing to be...
I inclose you a bill of lading for a box containing a harpsichord, and another containing plants, sent by the Sloop Sally capt. Potter, who sails with a Northwester which will probably place him at our capes speedily. both packages should be sent up by water , and as the plants will fail unless they have a speedy passage I must pray your immediate attention to them, that they may go by the...
I have to acknolege the reciept of your favors of Mar. 15. 26. & Apr. 11. and to thank you for your attention to the several commissions, & particularly the May wheat. every thing I have sent at different times appears to have got to your hands, except a Windsor couch & mattras, which went under the care of mr Lewis in a ship by which he went passenger to Richmond. the day after tomorrow a...
According to [advices] in my letter of the 6th. inst. I now inclose to you the bill of lading for 28. packages & 1. doz. chairs by the sloop Sally capt. Potter, which sails tomorrow morning. be so good as to forward them, when recieved, by the Milton boats. No. 28. will perhaps require new wrapping, being hinges done up in paper, as they were not thought of till all the other packages were...
I recieved yesterday your favor of the 14th. and am well pleased with the sale of my tobacco: for tho’ if no check were to happen I think it would continue to rise, yet considering the critical affairs of this country, & still more of England, I think a check very possible, & that it must take place this summer, if at all. the price obtained secures my making two paiments of 1200. D. each in...
My last to you was of the 20th. of May, since which I have recieved yours of May 23. and 28. and June 1. I am entirely satisfied with the sale to mr Hooper; the chance run, being one of those necessary to meet in the ordinary course of business. as this sale was made to meet two paiments of 1000. Doll. each to mr Wickam and mr James Lyle which were in fact stipulated for earlier days, I am...
This will be handed you by mr James Dinsmore, a housejoiner whom I have engaged to live with me. he goes by water to Richmond and on his arrival there, being a stranger, I have desired him to ask your aid to get him a passage by a waggon or boat to our neighborhood, he has in his charge some articles of mine, of value, which I wish him to keep with him to my house. I wish him not to delay in...
Your favor of the 9th. is at hand. mr Randolph informs me he has sent you an order for the hogshead of tobo. but lest the inspection in my name should render his order insufficient I inclose you one from myself, to be used or not as you shall find necessary. [I also] observe that ‘you have not yet heard any thing of the order which I mentioned having sent you [by] mr Hopkins.’ This must relate...
I have occasion to pay to Genl. Stephen Thompson Mason a sum not exceeding 50. dollars, which lying across the country cannot be done from hence for want of mercantile connections. presuming you have recieved mr Hooper’s first paiment which furnished a surplus after mr Wyckham’s order would be satisfied, I have taken the liberty of desiring Genl. Mason to draw on you in his own name for the...
I have to acknolege the reciept of your letters of Oct. 15. Nov. 12. & 26. and I do not know whether I have before formally acknoleged those of July 23. & 30th. I yesterday drew on you in favor of Joseph Brand or order for twenty six dollars thirty three cents at sight. I have this day [ordered?] mr Randolph to call on you for three hundred dollars, and as that letter goes by a servant, apt to...
I recieved by mr Randolph the 300. D. according to order. the money you recieved from mr Pendleton being to be trans[ferred] to Philadelphia for […], I have found means of ordering here a considerable proportion of it by the draughts which are stated below which you will be pleased to honor when presented. I start for Philadelphia tomorrow where I sh[ould?] be glad to recieve a state of our...
I wrote you from Monticello with a statement of my draughts on you. I have this day drawn on you in favor of James Strange agent for the Donalds for £98–5 paiable at 10. days sight. the £500. which you recieved from mr Pendleton were for mr Short. as it was wanting here, & I had money here which it suited me better to transfer to Richmond, I have been able so far to make the exchange within...
Your favor of the 1st. inst. is at hand with the account inclosed stating a balance in my favor of 581.8.8. you had probably not then recieved my draught in favor of Strange for £98.5 which of course is to lessen the balance abovementioned. having a convenient offer for transferring this money here I yesterday drew on you in favor of John Richard junr. for twelve hundred dollars at 7. days...
I recieved your favor of the 8th. instant announcing the misfortune of the vessel having my nail rod on board. my situation rendering it impossible to take the proper steps, I must beg the favor of you to act for me in the business, and to get the nailrod brought to Richmond & forwarded up. in the mean time, as I know my nailery will be out of rod, I will send on some from hence the moment the...
Your favors of Jan. 15. & 20. are duly recieved. it was better, as you supposed, to send the [process] against the Henderson’s to Albemarle. with respect to the article of freight mentioned in your account, you have taken a great deal more trouble about it than I could have wished. I only meant to keep the thing in your mind in future, and I dare say, from an attention to dates, that it...
I wrote you last on the 31st. ult. since which yours of the 29th. is come to hand, as also a letter from mr B. Clarke my manager at Poplar Forest giving me a statement of the weights of my tobacco there, of which I inclose you a copy. there are 20. hhds. averaging 1509½ lb making in the whole 30,190. I rely on Clarke’s diligence that it will be down with you by the first opportunity.—I shall...
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I recieved yesterday your favor of the 16th. my proposition was meant exactly as you supposed, to sell my tobo. for the highest price which shall be given before Oct. 1. on a credit not longer than the purchaser will have for mine. as to it’s being the highest price given on James river or at Richmond , I did not suppose it made a difference. I presume so high a price is given at Richmond as...
Since the date of my last letter I have entered into an engagement which will render it necessary that I should recieve the proceeds of my tobo. on the 1st. of September. the sale must therefore be made on a credit not exceeding that time. I set out from hence in three days. I am Dear Sir Your affectionate friend PrC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Mr. George Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on...
I found on my return home an extraordinary failure in my stock of corn & that article so scarce & dear that [it has] been with the greatest difficulty I could find a supply. [it will] call for a sum of 500. D. without giving me time to call in my nail[ery?] […] I believe I can still [value?] on you [for] about 150. D. and if you should have recieved any [more] money from mr Pendleton, the...
I have to acknolege the receipt of your favors of Mar. 26. & Apr. 1. and to thank you for the speedy effect given to my draught in favor of mr Richardson. 4. hhds of my tobo. left this yesterday. there are still 9. to go. they will make between 19 & 20,000. I am not in the least alarmed with the late [decline here?] on the price of tobo. this is not an article which is up one day & down the...
I have to acknolege your several favors of Mar. 18 & 26. and Apr. 1. & 8. the contents of which have been attended to. the corks by mr Richardson are received, & the packages by the little Jim are said to have arrived at Milton last night with some of Dr. Bache’s goods. since my last 4. hhds of my tobo. from this place have gone down. we began to be under great apprehension (and there is...
Since mine of Apr. 18. your’s of Apr. 22. & May 6. have come to hand, as did safely the goods by the Sally, Potter. Johnston took down 7. hhds of my tobo. from Milton & the remaining 2. hhds were to go or will go immediately by another hand. I am entirely astonished at the stagnation of the price of tobo. in London, before the arrival of this year’s shipments; for in Feb. (the date of our...
I am now to ask your assistance in a matter not exactly in the line of ordinary business, and which I am afraid will give you some trouble. In the early part of my life, percieving that the laws of this state which were no longer in force were vanishing fast I set about making a collection of them, & with considerable success, it was fortunately before the revolution which would otherwise have...
Your favor of [June 3.] came to hand yesterday. I mentioned in a [ recent letter ] that I had [written to] Philadelphia & N. York to enquire the prospect of selling my tobo. from Philadelphia my advice is discouraging. but from N. York [I found] […] [of a much] better price than is to be had at Richmond, but […] to [send] 10. hogsheads at first as an experiment. we have therefore concluded...
Your favor of June 10. came to hand yesterday. at the same time a mr Goode called on me, a young man living in Richmond & in mr Ross’s employ, who told me that the day before he left Richmond tobo. was got up to 56/ cash, and that mr Gallego had given that on that day, say June 9. he was positive but whether quite exact or not if there be a prospect of it’s getting up to 10. D. we had better...