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M r M c kinney tells me I misunderstood him when I considered a part of the flour formerly shipped as destined to pay me a quarter’s rent: but he yesterday sent off Johnson’s boat with 50. barrels to be delivered to you on my account. it will probably arrive before this letter. be pleased to recieve and sell it for the best price you can, as I do not know the state of the market, I fix no...
I recieved by yesterday’s post your favor of Oct. 31. and I hasten, by it’s return to say in answer to your enquiry that it is not necessary that you should make any particular tender of services to Col o Monroe , altho you may be assured he knows you too well to ascribe it to any unworthy motive, for I know from himself that he holds you in high respect. My experience in the affairs of the...
I have sold my wheat crop of this place at what shall be given in Richmond from the 16 th of the present, to the 25 th of the ensuing month, deducting 2/ for carriage & all other expences. I must rely on your friendship to be on the watch for this maximum, and to be furnished at the close of the period with a certificate by which I may settle with the purchaser. that of Albemarle I shall have...
I must ask the favor of you to send me by return of post 200.D. I drew on you the 20 th inst. for 91. D 34 C in favor of Robert Rives . I leave to your judgment whether it would not be better to sell the good hogsheads of my tob o separately. we think th e re must be three of them of good quality, that is to say the last, and two of the former parcel judged here to be perfectly equal in order...
Yours of the 20th was recieved yesterday inclosing my account balance 3128.60 and the estimated amount of 54. Barrels flour unsold, to be drawn for— there should be still near 50. Barrels more to be recieved from Bedford . In consequence of your permission I am drawing on you as follows: Dr. Everett of Charlottesville 42.20 Gen.l Wm. Chamberlayne
I recieved yesterday yours of the 6 th informing me of the sale of part of my flour at my lowest limit of 9.D. you must be so good as to consider that limit as removed. it was originally proposed at a season when I was satisfied the market must come to that notwithstanding momentary depressions. but the season is now arrived when the approach of harvest must necessarily lower the demand &...
I return you the note signed, and filled up with the former sum supposing it not best not to change it till the next renewal, by which time mr Harrison’s note for the tob o will be in hand and due. Griffin wrote me on the 5 th that he had then delivered 24. hhds to mr Harrison , and that 6. more were ready & would be opened in a few days, when
It is with real reluctance I trouble you with small commissions, which I know ought not to be done. I do it therefore only in cases of urgency, & for articles not to be had here. we are in immediate want of 29 32. yards of Cotton diaper or Cotton damask (I know not which it is called) of about 9 or 10. quarters wide for tablecloths, which I am told is to be had at Richmond . will you be so...
I presume you have recieved the sum of 1333 ⅓ D from mr Samuel J. Harrison which he assured me should be punctually paid on the 1 st inst. at your counting house. this makes no part of the purchase of my tobacco crop, which is not yet due, & is destined to meet the following demands Washington. John Barnes 360.D
I recieved last night yours of the 29 . William Johnson of Milton has two boats on the river & is now engaged in carrying down my crop, of which he carried to you 40. Bar. of flour the last week, being the first load he had taken for me. he attends his boats himself and may be trusted with the oil, spirits of turpentine or any thing else of mine, except that I would not have my plaister...