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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...
Yours of the 8 th came to hand last night. I had not before heard of your appointment to Lisbon , but sincerely congratulate you on it. it is one of three of the most lucrative consulships of the US. and the most agreeable of the three. it will suit you the better as the our language is so familiarly spoken there. I am really sorry for the circumstances which embarras your acceptance, but they...
I have reserved specially for yourself the following observations. the proposition of mr Gibson’s going to Lisbon in your stead even for a time, should not be made. nobody respects mr Gibson more than I do, nor is better-satisfied that he would, under all situations, do what is right. but the temper of this country towards England is at this time very high. the Senate are always averse to the...
My letter of Feb. 9. from Poplar Forest informed you of the sale of my tob o and of the disagreeable situation of my wheat crop in Bedford . I staid there till the last day of February in the hope of withdrawing it from the mill there and sending it down to Scott’s to be ground and forwarded to Richmond . but altho’ the mill dam was carried away a second time they refused to let me
In 1805. John D. Burke asked of me the loan of my volumes of newspapers from 1741. to 1752. and of the antient laws of Virginia , which he proposed to be lodged with Gov r Page to be open to his inspection. I accordingly sent to Gov r Page the laws desired, and 3. vols of Virginia gazettes from 1741. to 1760. permitting mr Burke
I now dispatch a cart for the two ewes you have been so kind as to select for me, and I will thank you for a line designating which is the Paular and which of the Aquirrez breed. the bearer James takes with him provisions for them on their journey. I should be glad he could be dispatched immediately. he will be a safe hand to bring the box of silver goblets. when shall we see you? P.S. I think...
Your favors of Sep. 28. and Oct. 5. are both recieved for mer by the last post was prevented by an accident which occ esc ape my attention till it was too late. the most eligible mod e two ewes brought up would be by a boat, but not without a trusty from here to take care of them. if the state of the river admitted it I would send one down in a boat, and the hope of a rain has prevented my...
Since mine of the 3 d inst. I have drawn on you on the 11 th for 30.D. paiable to John Butler or order, and for 20.D. paiable to Edmund Bacon or order. and this day I have inclosed to mr Barnes a letter addressed to you, desiring you to answer his draught for a sum of between 3. & 400.D. which is not exactly known to me, but will be fixed by him. Affectionately Yours
I inclose you an order from John H. Craven on mr Richard Anderson for 250.D. founded on a sale of wheat for him, he w at 60. days. he writes to mr Anderson to procure a discount on the note he recieved so as to enable him to pay this immediately. on this fund, and the former balance in my favor I have drawn on you as follows. D Dec. 19. in favor of Joseph Brand 107.17 Jan. 12.
M r I. Coles was mentioning to me to day a sale of tobacco by mr Carter , his brother in law, the other day, under the hammer as he termed it for 39/6 tho the remnant & most indifferent of the crop, & that his brothers had sold in this way for high prices for two years past. the sale he says was by his agent there (perhaps of the name of Gwathney ) by getting some merchants together to bid...
T. J. Randolph now proceeds to Richmond in order to enter at mr Girardin ’s academy. I have explained to mr Girardin our wish that he should go through a course of mathematics & Natural philosophy. the annual charges for these in the academy, according to their printed statement will be 67. D. to be paid quarterly in advance, say 16.75 D each quarter. this you will be so good as to pay on my...
According to my letter of the 8 th I had yesterday given to mr Woods our sheriff an order on you for the amount of my taxes 69. D 67 C something less than I had expected. last night I recieved my quarterly account & found that in the estimate I had made of my funds in your hands I had lost sight of the 240.D. interest on my note. not immediately prepared to make a new provision for my taxes I...
Tomorrow being the last day fixed by our sheriff’s for the reciept of the taxes of the year, I shall draw on you in their favor for the amount of mine, being somewhere about 70.D. this will be in one or two draughts at their convenience & paiable at sight. I know there cannot remain as much of my last remittance as will meet this sum, but I am in daily expectation of recieving a sum which will...
We propose that my grandson, Jefferson Randolph shall attend the Mathematical department of the academy of Mess rs Girardin , Wood e t c in Richmond , and that he should go as soon as the frosts set in, say the 1 st week in October, which is as early as an upland constitution ought to approach the tide water. can you be so good as to engage a birth for him in some good family where he can...
M r W. Dawson , agent for the fire insurance company, has a claim on me for 11. D 40 c, fee on the valuation of certain property which I propose to have insured, which I will pray you to pay to him. as he informs me he is in want of it, will you be so good as to give him notice that he may call for it PoC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “George Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ.
Our last account left me some thirty odd Dollars in your debt. I now inclose you one hundred Dollars to cover it. I wrote some little time ago to Mess rs Gordon & Trokes for a supply of groceries & took the liberty of referring them to you as to the most trust-worthy boatmen, mr Randolph ’s boats not being likely to go down soon. a number of others having gone down with the late swell of the...
I now inclose you the renewal of my note of January for 8000.D. and sincerely wish it may be used instead of the two prepared for the bank, as I am anxious to keep out of that at least until a good impression is made on the debt. your letter of the 14 th did not get to me till the 20 th and as I observe these delays frequently I suspect carelessness in the post-office somewhere. a dysentery...
Your three letters of June 16. 19. & 23. came to hand by our last post, and I now inclose you the two notes signed as desired. I am sincerely sorry for the transfer of this debt into the bank, & to have subjected mr Venable to a responsibility there which I know must be painful to him, & on that account doubles my uneasiness. a person near the Natural bridge had made me an offer for my lands...
It becomes necessary for me to establish a correspondence somewhere for the supply of my groceries, that is to say, of sugar, coffee & tea and salted fish and I believe Richmond will be more convenient than Baltimore , Philadelphia , & New York , if to be had there on nearly equal terms. but as I know nobody there I must ask the favor of you to select the most eligible correspondent there for...
Yours of May 30. was duly recieved informing me you had sent by mr Randolph ’s boat 2 boxes lately recieved. these have since come to hand. the one was from Lemaire at Philadelphia , containing oil & syrops. the other was from mr Gelston of N. York and contained 3. doz. bottles of Burgundy wine. I inclose you his letter stating that he had recieved & should forward for me to you two
On the subject of the trunk N o 28. I am not without a hope that an interview by yourself with the drayman and Harry , the first time he goes down, may yet discover it’s fate. I am anxious, not so much for the value, tho that was considerable and the assortment of paper particular, as for the instrument (Dynamometer) which it contained, the only one in America , & imported for a particular...
Yours of the 21 st & 24 th are recieved. the amount of my crop of tob o is much less than I expected. Griffin is a good overseer, but has the fault of never writing to me ; so that I never learn the amount of my crop of tob o till it gets to your hands. he had informed me that the frost had been very fatal to his tob o & as I supposed from his expression, had killed about one third. I now find...
The articles sent by mr Randolph’s boats are arrived safe, except a trunk N o 28. your note by the boatmen mentions 4. trunks. they brought only 3. & suppose they recieved no more, which I presume is the fact as the contents could not be useful to them or e easily disposed of. the contents were almost entirely stationary, with a mathematical machine & some odd things intermixed. it has...
My letter by post yesterday desired you to send my goods from Washington by trusty boatmen. I did not then know that mr r R andolph ’s boats would go off to-day. as they are entirely trusty, I pray you to deliver to them whatever you may have for me. the molasses particularly will come safe by them. we are entirely unable to get cotton seed in this part of the country. mr Bacon at my request...
My packages from Washington must be now near arriving with you, and I will pray you to forward them by such boats as are deemed trusty. there will also be from mr Taggert of Philadelphia a cask of linseed oil & keg of white lead. I inclose you a bill of lading of for a box belonging to one of my workmen, mr Nelson , which he had addressed to me, to the care of your firm, which as you will see...
By a vessel just departing hence for Richmond I send a number of packages as by the inclosed , in which however I believe there may be an error or two, for I have not yet got the bill of lading. I must pray you to procure for me 3. dozen stick chairs , of the kind marked in the margin, painted black with yellow rings, & forward them for me to Lynchburg . Couch’s boats are, I believe, the most...
Your two letters of Dec 27. & Jan. 3. were recieved in due time. the former lays me under high obligations to you, not more for the real service rendered me than the affectionate manner in which it has been done. but I forbear writing to you on this subject till I learn how you have finally arranged the matter whether with the bank or a private individual. the latter would be much more...
Nothing had been more fixed than my determination to keep my expences here within the limits of my salary, and I had great confidence that I had done so. having however trusted to rough estimates by my head, & not sufficiently apprised of the outstanding accounts, I find on a review of my affairs here, as they will stand on the 3d. of March, that I shall be 3. or 4. months salary behind hand....
Some time in the first half of September I do not know exactly when, mr Eppes purchased a horse for me of mr Thweat his brother in law, for 250. D. payable in 90. days at your Counting house. I now inclose you that sum to take up the draught which will probably be presented shortly. I salute you with affection. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I find my letter of the 3d. went too late to countermand the making any remittance hither, as on the day following I recieved yours of the 2d. covering 250. Dollars. I have this day drawn on you for 500. D. in favor of James Lyle at 3. days sight: and I have further to request you to place four hundred and fifty dollars in the Richmond bank to the credit of James Dinsmore of Albemarle, and to...
Instead of remitting to me any part of the first paiment for my tobacco as proposed in my letter of the 31st. ult. be so good as to retain it subject to my draught, which will be as convenient to me at present, & will avoid the risk of that line of the post which for some time past has been considerable. my coal is just now arrived. what you advanced for it beyond my last remittance will of...
On the 2d. of Sep. messrs. Jones & Howell sent from Philadelphia for me some sheet iron, & some round & square bars of iron. they were for a particular piece of work, and mr Dinsmore writes me they can go on no longer for want of them. for fear they may have been overlooked in your warehouse, I take the liberty of asking that they may be forwarded by the first boats if not gone. Dinsmore also...
I must trouble you with the transaction of the business explained in the inclosed note, and the advancing to Le Telier the money he may want as far as 300. D. the amount of the inclosed draught of the bank of the US. here on that at Norfolk in your favor. what the cost may be beyond this will be remitted by mr Claxton hereafter when the work shall have been delivered. when recieved I will pray...
Yours of the 4th. inst. is just now recd. stating a balance of 74.11 D in my favor. that I presume was soon called for by my two draughts in favor of our sheriffs.—I have now to request you to procure & send me, by the earliest vessel, a thousand bushels of coal of the best quality for the grate.   mr. McCraw writes me on the subject of his prosecutions for mr Mazzei that he thinks he may...
My stock of brown sugar falling short I must pray you to send me a cask of about 100. ℔ of the best & whitest muscovado, by the first boat. but it must be double cased & strongly. the last box of wine which came up, was delivered open, and with 13. bottles of the wine used. most of the bottles remained with their corks & shewed they had been drawn. the depredations of the watermen add about...
The 4. boxes by mr Randolph’s boats are safely arrived, and the kental of dumbfish not being with them gives one fears it has never come to your hands. will you be so good as to send me by the first boat 25. or 30. ℔ of moulded candles, myrtle wax would be greatly preferred, but if not to be had, good tallow would be next desired. Affectionate salutations. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Very soon after I wrote you by mr Randolph’s boat, I recieved my articles from No. 1. to 22. inclusive safely. but before mr Randolph’s boat got down I hope 4. other boxes will have reached you, which were shipped from Washington July 11. and that they will come by the boat, as well as mr Divers iron gudgeons which accompanied them, and a kental of Codfish sent from Boston in June to your...
I arrived here yesterday and finding a boat of mr Randolph’s departing for Richmond, they are charged to call on you for whatever they can bring of mine. should I have more than they can bring at a load, I would rather they should bring from No. 1. to 11. inclusive of the things sent from Washington about the middle of June, & the 4. boxes sent from there July 11. these being the most liable...
Your favor of the 14th. is at hand, and the box about which Majr. Gibbon wrote to me is now perfectly understood. I recieved his letter on the 11th. of June, & answered it on the 14th. and on the 19th. I recieved the inclosed letter from mr Roberts of Norfolk now in London, but it never once occurred to me that these prints might be in the box mentioned by Majr. Gibbons. as it is, I will ask...
I recieved last night your favor of the 8th. covering our quarterly account, balance 277.08 D and now inclose you 300. D. to cover it. I was not at all aware you had been drawn on so largely for paints, herrings, freight &c or I would sooner have remitted funds to meet them. I observe in the acct an article ‘paid W.A. duty on a box of instruments 29.67’ is this the box about which Majr....
Altho mr Taylor’s conduct did certainly induce me to believe that he was willing to hold property which he knew was not his own, if the law could not force him from it, & that therefore he would be a litigious tenant, yet I shall leave to yourself, who know him so much better, to continue him as tenant or not at your pleasure, revoking the absolute exclusion which I had prescribed as to him. I...