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Th: Jefferson asks the favor of messrs. Gibson & Jefferson to send him by the first boat 1. doz. teacups & 1. doz. saucers of china of midling quality, also 1. doz half pint tumblers and 1. doz. of a still smaller size, say a jill. the barrel form is preferred if to be had. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I now inclose you in Richmond bank bills 970. Dollars, and have this day drawn on you in favor of Charles Smith of Louisa for 621 . D. James Oldham 100 .
Having to remit the sum of 100. D. to Mr. John W. Eppes, and not certain of the safety of the post between him and Richmond, I have thought it better to deposit the sum with you subject to his order. I therefore inclose you a postnote of the Richmond bank in favor of W. A. Burwell & indorsed by him to yourselves, which be pleased to recieve & pay to the order of mr Eppes. Accept my friendly...
There were lately shipped for me from Philadelphia 1. box of grape vines, and 4. open boxes of Monthly strawberries from Italy. altho’ from the account I recieve of the latter they seem irrecoverable yet if there be any hope of life I would ask the favor of you to give them to any careful gardener in Richmond, who will hereafter furnish me with some roots from them, if they live. their value...
Will you be so good as to procure & forward for me to Monticello two or three dozen bottles of Syrop of punch by the first boats? MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Your favor of June 1. is recieved, and the sale of the tobacco as therein mentioned is approved. the terms of 3. 4. and 5. months being long, might they not be reduced to 1. 2 & 3. by taking notes from the purchasers negociable at the Richmond bank? this would of course make to us the difference of the discount, which would be of little consideration: but it must depend on the form of the...
I was to have paid mr James Lyle a thousand dollars in the course of the last summer, which was not done. I expect my tobacco from Poplar forest is now arrived at Richmond or is on it’s way thither, consigned to you. I wish therefore either that a part of it to the amount of that value should be delivered to him, or that you should pay him that amount out of the first proceeds of the sale when...
I now inclose you 150. D. in Richmond bank bills to cover a draught I have this day made on you at sight in favor of Nathaniel Gordon of Orange or order for 133D. 25 I send from hence by a vessel bound for Richmond which sails tomorrow 10. casks, & 17. boxes, besides 3 or 4 boxes of which I do not know the marks & numbers. the captain’s reciept will be inclosed. I have written to mr...
I wrote you last on the 25th. since which I have to acknolege the reciept of yours of July 29. mr Barnes informs me that on the 5th. inst. he shipped for me on board the Schooner Sophia from Philadelphia a box containing 3. pair of glass doors, which be pleased to forward by water , when the condition of the river shall admit the Milton boats to go down. in the mean time be so good as to send...
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.
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...
Your favor of the 25th. Apr. came to hand only yesterday. I am contented with the sale of my tobacco at 41/. but am uneasy at the account given me of it’s quality by mr Craven. if you think it’s quality was such as ought not to have commanded the price, I authorise you to make whatever abatement you think just to the purchaser. you are to place 19,000. ℔ of the tobacco made here by Craven at...
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 yesterday inclosed you the first halves of bank bills to the amount of fifteen hundred dollars. I now inclose the remaining halves, arranged exactly in the order of those sent yesterday, so that you may have no trouble in tallying them. the 10. D. bills are sent entire. I percieved on reflection on the balance of the account rendered, that 1500. D. would not meet the paiments noted in my...
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...
I have to pay to James Oldham 82. D 06 C for which purpose I inclose you a bill of 100. D. and take the liberty of writing him that you will pay him the balance abovementioned on application.   I have deferred till now, calling for my winter’s supply of coal because I knew it would be wasted in weather which did not need it. I will now thank you to engage & forward to me 1200. bushels; as also...
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 on the 17th. of April accepting 7. D. for my tobo. by return of the post which brought the offer: and on the 21st. I inclosed you the manifests of the Albemarle part of it. those of Bedford you had before. I have not heard whether you closed the sale. I expect that fine hams for table use can be obtained in Richmond & it’s vicinities; by which I do not mean large, but rather small...
Will you be so good as to send me immediately 3. dozen bottles of Syrup of punch? if boats are coming it will come safer tho’ slower by them. if not, let it be sent by the stage; or one half by the stage & the other by the boats as you think best. accept affectionate salutations P.S. I drew on you Aug. 18. in favr. Wm. Short for 500. D. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
In my letter of the 10th. inst. I desired you to send back to Baltimore a box or boxes containing a marble bust & pedestal. should that not have been done, be so good as to forward them to Monticello, a satisfactory arrangement respecting them having since been made. Your letter containing our last Quarterly account has been recieved. the balance against me is larger than I had been aware of....
The draughts heretofore made on you, and which now ought to be covered, have been as follows. Magruder 104.54 Griffin  79.69 R. Jefferson  60. Yancey 321.09 Taliaferro 309.40 Isaacs  48.81 923.53 now drawn. Benj. Brown 285.83 Thos.
Yours of the 8th. came to hand yesterday, and I this day wrote to mr Barnes in consequence. I am sorry to find that Henry Duke has drawn 300. D. from you, as his letter informs me. as he did not draw the money when lodged for him in May, [he was] according to agreement to give me 3. months notice. this makes no other odds than the increasing your advance [and it] would have been convenient for...
The inclosed letter, which I have left open for your perusal, will sufficiently explain it’s object, and the favor I ask respecting it. I do not know the Christian name of the person to whom it is addressed, nor with certainty his residence. but he is brother to the mr Clarke who superintends the manufactory of arms at Richmond.   I must ask the favor of you to send me 500. bushels of coal, by...
By this post I forward the papers in the dispute between mr Ross & my [self] to Dr. Currie, who [has] agreed to be the [depository] of them. as I made paiments in money for a tobo. debt, I am entitled to have them converted into tobo. at the Cash price at which […] [I had purchased and inspected] tobo. on the 1st. of Jan. […] [and] […] [the prices] stated to me in your letter mr Rutherford...
I wrote you on the 4th. that I should have a sum of money sent on about the 11th. to cover your advance for mr Randolph: but yesterday I recieved a letter from him mentioning that mr Picket had agreed to recieve the money in New York, and that the whole sum would be 2300. D. I find that about 400. D. for which I had given mr Barnes an order on the James river co. did not remain with you as I...
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 the 2d. is recieved & I thank you for the admonition as to my tobo. I shall hand it on to my overseer with a proper charge. I should be for holding out for 7.D. unless you should foresee a permanent fall of price. I expect there are or will very soon be with you the following articles 10. packages from Washington sailed Mar. 17. 5. Nos. [No. 1. being 12. bands] from Phila. sailed...
I recieved yesterday your’s of the 10th. and immediately wrote to mr Barnes at Georgetown to remit you 3[84.]43 D which with the 535.83 D exchanged with mr Short will make up 920.26 the amount of my draughts on you , and be recieved I am in hopes before more of those draughts are presented than the 535.83 will answer. I am with great esteem Dear Sir Your’s affectionately PrC ( MHi ); blurred;...
On the 21st inst mr Barnes was to remit you 200. D. to be placed to my credit [the funds?] I hope came safely to hand. yours of the [21st] [. . .] probable mr Barnes will [. . .] the 198. D. mr Barnes [. . .] me for an equal sum in Washington. [this] [. . .] (formerly [a friend] to you) [. . .] from Philadelphia [. . .] I hope is arrived and on it’s way with the other things. [. . .] I...
In the inclosed letter of yesterday I omitted one article. the three barrels of potatoes on board the wreck were intended for planting. they will possibly be spoiled, or come too late for that object. I am told potatoes from the North are always to be had in Richmond. will you then be so good as to send up a flour barrel full by the first boats? I salute you affectionately. MHi : Coolidge...
We have constant occasion for some of the strong, and dry, but sound and cheap wines, as well for the use of the kitchen at Monticello as to save the dear wines in calls from our neighbors for their families. I have hitherto had them from New York or Philadelphia, but this increases the delay & risk of the supply, and I suppose the same wines should be to be had at Richmond and as cheap. those...
I leave this place for Monticello tomorrow. I have desired mr Barnes to remit you 700.D. which he will recieve about the 4th. or 6th of Aug. and will send you in bills of the bank US. here by the 8th. or 9th. I have consequently drawn on you in favor of Christopher Smith for 433⅓ D. payable Aug. 10. and shall further draw in favor of Joseph Brand for 250.D. Accept my affectionate salutations....
I arrived here on the 11th. and found here your two favors of Mar. 24. & 31. & have since recieved that of the 14th. inst. I am satisfied with the sale of my tobo. & will thank you in your first letter for information of the weight as Griffin has failed to communicate it to me; as also whether he informed you of his proportion of it, and gave any directions about that. the thousand Dollars,...
Mr. Craven sending some waggons to Richmond with wheat agrees to bring up what I have there as cheap as they would come by water. he is therefore to take on board every thing I have with you. the following articles I recollect. No. 1. 3. 4. 5. boxes of groceries, left Washington about July 3. No. 1. 2. do. left Washington July 16. some boxes of iron plates, & a set of scale weights, left...
I recieved by the last post your favor of the 7th. covering a copy of my account with you. I have occasion for a thousand dollars to be immediately remitted to mr Barnes, who proposed setting out to Philadelphia in a few days, and it is material he should recieve it before his departure. a good draught on Philadelphia, or notes of the proper banks will be the best form of remittance. I shall...
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...
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...
I inclose you one hundred dollars to cover the balance of my last account, and an order in favor of James Oldham which I send him this day. I expect that Griffin has sent you a part of my crop of tobacco. I have desired him to forward the rest at his leisure so that it gets down some time during the season. it will then be ready to be sold for the first shipments when the embargo shall cease....
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 now inclose you five hundred dollars to cover my deficit with you, with my affectionate salutations MHi : Coolidge Collection.
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...
Your favors of Jan. 26. & 31. came safely to hand. what you decided on the subject of the molasses was according to my wish, and I would only desire my former order on that subject to be complied with in the event of it’s falling to the price then mentioned. I expect by this time you will have recieved 3. tons of half crown rod from Monticello, which I return to mr Roberts as unfit for my use....
A little before I left home I recieved a letter from mr James Brown with his account against mr Short, of which I now inclose you a copy balance in favr. of mr Short £81—13—11 with interest. I should state it thus however. James Brown in account Dr. with William Short. Cr.  £ s d  £ s d 1793. Oct. 3. To cash for mt. on   certificates  99–5–9 1793. Oct. 3 } By sundry fees paid between these...
I inclose you three hundred & fifty dollars to cover two drafts I make on you in favr. of Saml. & S. Myers for 150. D. & of Moran for 200. D. which be pleased to honour when presented. affectionate attachment & salutations. P.S. Take the reciept, if you please, as paid for S. Dyer. PrC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Mr. George Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Recorded in SJL with the...
I acknowledged yesterday the receipt of yours of May 28. and have not since seen mr Barnes . but as I have to remit you a larger sum in the course of a week, it will certainly be better that you retain the 679.84 D of mr Short’s in part of what I have to remit and mr Barnes will place so much here to the credit of mr Short. I only wish that these new exchanges may not enter into the account...
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...
Will you be so good as to procure for me from the clerk of the high court of Chancery a copy of the decree of Jefferson v. Henderson which was given by mr Wythe three or four years ago, and inclose it to me? as I have occasion immediately for an authentic copy .   I am in hopes your business will permit you to come and pass some time with us at Monticello in August or September, where we shall...
I did not know till this moment that the manifests for my tobo. [passed] at Milton the last winter had not been sent to you. I am now sending off a messenger to Milton for them. if they arrive before the departure of this letter they shall be inclosed. if not, some other private conveyance from our [court] shall be sought, so at farthest they shall go by the next post. I hope it will be no...
I have this day drawn on you in favor of Dabney Carr for [fifty] dollars. tho’ as far as I am possessed of our account there would [be funds?] in your hands sufficient to cover this, [but?] there are some articles of [expences &c] paid by you for me which probably [may make] this an over draught. [if therefore] you will be so good as to make a statement of our accounts and [paiments] so as to...
Having to pay James Oldham 179.80 D I have thought it safer to put under cover to you 180. D. and to ask the favor of you to make him the paiment on his application. I set out for Monticello tomorrow. accept affectionate salutns. MHi : Coolidge Collection.