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Your Coffee and Corks went by a Waggon on tuesday last, to Charlottesville, care M r Raphael, the Wine is double cased, & ready for the first trusty Boat— MHi .
I send herewith, agreeable to your request, Adams’s Roaman Antiquities & Valpy’s Greek Grammar, both of which I wish safe to hand— MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Yours of the 16th reached me last evening, and I have this day, agreeable to your request, forwarded a check, for $15.25 Dollars, to William F. Gray Esq r of Fdksburg, on your a/c—Your dft favor Leitch, for $192—, & in favor of J. & Raphail, for $60, have been presented and paid, & those you now advise of having drawn, will also be duly honor’d, when presented— The Box of engravings of the...
Sales of Nine Hhds: Tobacco by Bernard Peyton 1825 Rich d for a/c. Thomas Jefferson Esq r 20 Jan y To Sundry persons for cash TJ x 64— 1149 〃〃 65— 1305=2,454. lbs nett, to D. W. & C. Warwick at $3.05 $ 74.84 〃〃 8— 1231 〃〃 11—
Sales of Sixty Barrels Flour by Bernard Peyton 1823 Rich d for a/c Thomas Jefferson Esq: 13 Jan y To Jn o & W m Gilliat in Store at 30 Days: 42 Blls Superfine flour at $4⅞ $204.75 18 do. Fine do. 〃 4½ 81. 60
I have just returned from my Northern trip, & am sincerely thankful for the facilities you afforded me, by the letters enclosed to Washington, they ensured me a warm reception every where, & were, in other respects, of real value to me—I have no doubt my business will be much improved by it— I called on the collector of New York, & paid the small sum you were due him, mentioned in one of your...
I should have done myself this pleasure by the last mail, but finding on my arrival M r Eppes had not reached Town & not having sufficient time to execute your order for the Harpsichord strings determined to defer it until to=day. M r Eppes has still not arrived, & as I had no blank of yours for the Farmers Bank of $2,500 instead of $3,000, was obliged to offer the note without the curtail,...
You have no doubt heard before this of the failure of Samuel Williams of London, for an enormous amount; on references to my letter book, I find I remitted him a bill, of £112.10 Stirling, on the 9 th: of August last, on your ℀ , & really fear it has been swallow d up in the general vortex—if so, I shall sincerely regret it, & I mention it to you, hoping you may be apprised of other...
Your Tobacco was inspected and sold yesterday, in presence of every dealer, in that article, in this city, & in the manner wished by them, of course every one had a fair chance, & the Tobacco, the best prospect of doing well—the first choice Hhd: brot $8.35, the next five choice, brot $8, the next Hhd: $7.05, & so on down to $2.45, which was the lowest, for the refused buys — eight of the...
Sales 80 Barrels Super fine flour by B. Peyton For a/c M r Tho s Jefferson 1821 Rich d 2 d May To Cap: Reynolds for Cash in store } $300 .00 80 Blls: Super fine flour at $3.75 Charges cash paid freight at 2/6 is $33 .34
The bearer of this M r Baker Beaven is the Gentleman who I have employed to examine your Quarry of Slate & who I am persuaded you will find entirely qualified to discharge that duty— I have written you more fully by this day’s mail on this subject to which I now refer you In haste RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ as received 21 June 1818 and so recorded in SJL .
I am favor’d with yours of the 9 th current, covering later to Sam l Williams Esq r of London—I will tomorrow obtain from Jo: Marx & son, a bill on London, for the am t you wish, at a premium of 6p r C t (which is the current rate held at present) I remit the two first, by different conveyances, to M r Williams, the first accompanied by your letter:—the triplicate, I will remit you by next...
I have your esteemed favor 30 th ulto: covering Deed of Trust, which is perfectly satisfactory to me; as to the recording , it is of no sort of consequence, and what I never wished or intended—In fact it was of no consequence to have such a deed at all, but it can do no harm, & gives me authority to demand a similar security when it is of real consequence. I have, agreeable to your request,...
I have just rec d , & this day forwarded to Charlottesville, care Jacobs & Raphael, a half Bll:, containing Botled scuppernong Wine, ship d by Tho s Cox of Plymouth North Carolina, by request of M r Burton of that state, for you—which I wish safe to hand—In haste— MHi .
I hand herewith statement your ℀ current to this date, shewing a balance due me of $3.96000/100 Dolls:, which agreeable to our understanding, (made from the absolute necessity of my situation only,) I rely on rec g in January, when I shall be compel d to raise more money than I can command from my own resources. I shall be very sorry indeed if it should inconvenience you to raise it, & hope it...
I hand herewith a/c sales the last five Hhds: of Tobacco, rec d from Lynchburg, on your a/c, which were the most indifferent part of the crop— The 12 Boxes of Tin you ordered, were for d on Saturday last, to care J. & Raphael at Charlottesville— M r Ro: G. Scott, chairman of the committee of arrangements at York Town, tells me he has rec d no reply from you, to the invitation he sent you, a...
Seeing no prospect of an opportunity by water soon, have asked the favor of Co l Randolph to allow his servant to take up a small Box for you, which has been detained here with the Cement for a considerable time waiting a conveyance. Understanding that you have been much afflicted with the Rheumatism lately, mentioned it to my friend Major Gibbon, who has also suffered greatly with it, & he...
By M r Johnson you will receive 2 Boxes Bursts which have been delivered to him in good order, if so delivered to you please pay Freight as is customary. 2 Boxes Bernard Peyton By Cesario Bias MHi .
I am favor’d with yours of the 21st: & 22 d Inst: with their several enclosures: I will forward, without loss of time, to M r W. J. Coffee of New York, a dft. for $100, as directed by you, to cover which, you have credit by Th: J. Randolph’s dft:, in your favor, for that am t , on recd. The Books you write for shall be immediately procured, & forwarded, as directed—one by this mail— The...
Your much esteem d of the 30th: ulto: reach d me last evening, & I have this morning procured the Vinegar & Corks you order, which shall go by first Waggon, together with 5 Boxes of Books & aperatus, for the University, just to hand, from London, via New York— We have accounts of the sailing of the Competitor, on the 17 th of December, from Plymouth, for V a , so that she may be expected about...
Agreeable to the directions contained in your last, now before me, have this day ford d to Lynchburg, care Archibald Robertson, six Blls: Herrings, I will by the first Milton Boat, send you 4 Blls Herrings & two of Shad, & the Nail rods written for, if to be had. I have already ford d the 3 Boxes tin to Raphael at Charlottesville, you wrote for in a former letter; the package from Petersburg &...
Our highly respected fellow citizen D r Foushee, has taken his final leave of us, & the applicants for the office he thus vacates, are inummerable; of course the greater efforts are necessary, on my part, to obtain such a recommendation, from here , as will respectably sustain the one you will have the goodness to forward to Washington, in my behalf, to the President and Post Master...
Sales 6 Blls: fine & 28 Blls: X midlings Flour by B. Peyton for a/c M r Th: Jefferson 1821 Rich d 31 July To D & Allen for Cash on the Basin } $117.75 6 Blls: fine Flour at $3.87 ½ 28 ″ X midlings do ″ ″ 3.37½ Charges Cash paid fght at 2/6 is $14.17 Canal Toll $3.54– Inspection 68¢ 4.22 Comss n at 2.½ p r
It affords me heart felt pleasure to inform you that your bill has passed the Senate, and is now a law of the Land—It was rec d in that body yesterday morning, read three times, (the rule of the House being suspended for the purpose) & passed forthwith, only four voting in the negative, (viz.) Ruffin, M c Carty, Morgan & Armisted.I hope it will afford you the most ample relief from your...
I was duly favor’d with yours of the 3 d cur t covering notes for the renewal of yours at the different Banks, which shall be attended to. On the sixth ins t rec d the above 45 Blls: Flour from Shadwell Mills on your a/c, which was sold yesterday, as p r a/c sales above, which was the best that could be done with it—nett proceeds at your credit, say $212.42; I have rec d as yet, no other Flour...
I reached Richmond last even g , & this morn g rec d yours, advising of having drawn for $200, which was presented about same time, & paid—The other dft. you expect to draw, shall be likewise honor’d. I was greatly alarmed for you & my other friends, growers of Tobacco, on the 23 d Inst::—but discovered the frost was not sufficient to do you harm, & trust we shall now have a spell of fine warm...
Your much esteem d of the 11th is now before me, I have just procured a Cask of the best Sicily Madeira Wine I have seen for a long time, which will go by first Waggon, as will also a Telescope, just rec d from M r Short, of Philad a , for you, all to care Jacobs & Raphael at Charlottesville— P. S. Your friends here are all delighted with your address, at the University, at the Dinner in honor...
I hand herewith your quarterly a/c, to 31st: ulto:, shewing a balance against you of $2066.48,—You will observe the balance due me on last a/c rend d , to 6 Oct r , is stated at $1334.78, it should have been $1334.98, as you will see, by an error of addition, of 20¢, in that a/c— Your favor of the 28 ulto:, together with the enclosures, are rec d , & I have this day p d your dft:, for $200,...
Your much esteem d of the 9th:, covering M r R’s letter has been rec’d, & am at a loss for words to express to you the obligations I feel myself under for this, & other marks of your esteem & confidence—I beg you to be assured I am duly sensible of them, & shall ever feel proud to have merited the good will of one as exalted in every respect—I only regret that I have it not in my power to make...
Agreeable to the request contained in yours of the 23 d now before me, have this day remit d check to John Steele Esq e of Philadelphia, (collector of the Port) for sixty and 85/100 Dollars— The Wines have not yet arrived, when they do, will forward them by Johnson’s boat as requested— Jefferson has not yet arrived, but is expected to-day, he will be in time for my purposes, & I have to thank...
Your draft favor M r J. Garland for $600 has been presented & paid some time since, & I will on Wednesday next pay $500 towards your $3,000 note due at the Farmers Bank on that day, being the acc t of curtail called for by them on that note. On Friday last rec d from Jefferson Randolph three Blank notes for the renewal your several notes under my management, which are in time, & shall be duely...
Agreeable to your request hand herewith your a/c current to date, which I hope will be found correct. Another your notes falls due this week, & I am still without a blank or a note of yours at=all, I hope by Wednesday’s mail to receive a supply, which will be one day too late, but I hope to manage it either by putting in my own note as heretofore or in some other way. You have no doubt...
Agreeable to the request contained in yours of the 20th:, have remitted check to E. Copeland of of Boston, for $64.57 Dolls:, have procured the medecines ordered, which are deposited in the same mail with this, and hand herewith your a/c current to date—all which hope will be satisfactory— The cheese ordered was forwarded by a Waggon to charlottesville yesterday, care of Jacobs & Raphael— I...
Yours covering fifty three $53 Dollars in District Bank Notes, was rec d this morning, & all but the $3 note disposed of at par, this I will also endeavour to get off without loss, mean time, you have credit in a/c for the whole sum. The Milton Boats have all been down within a few days, & now on their return, by the first however, will send you the Ton of Plaister written for, & the 4 Casks...
I had this pleasure yesterday, which was put into the mail, but lest some accident should prevent its safe & speedy transmission to you, I write this, to be handed to the carrier of the mail, to be put in at the first office— Since my letter of yesterday, I find great exertions are making here, by several of the applicants for the vacant Post Office, & none more active than Ed d Anderson, the...
Sales of Twenty Hhds: Tobacco by Bernard Peyton 1824 Rich d for a/c. Thomas Jefferson Esq r — 19 th August— — To Sundry persons for Cash (Viz:) T.J. ✕ 1. — 1440=150=1290 } 〃
I hand under cover Messer: Cox Maitland Invoice of Wine, ford d you some time since, together with an order on you, in my favor, for the account, say ninety nine dollars ten Cents $99 10/100 Dolls:—Is it correct &C:?— MHi .
I return you my sincere thanks for your kind congratulations on my late change of situation in life, and fondly hope that permanent happiness will result from it which you are pleased to anticipate.— I feel greatly obliged by the letters you were so good as to enclose, and shall loose no time after my return to Richmond (which will be in a few days) in sending out the order and Bill for the...
Since my last respects, have for’d by B. Harlow’s Boat to Milton; your 12 x 12 Box Window Glass, & a Hill side Plough, rec d from Fdksburg, for you, some days ago— Your dfts, to the amount of $1250, have been presented & paid since my last— The only Boat load of Flour yet rec d from Shadwell Mills this season, was for Th: J. Randolph; (64 Blls:) the one for 50 Blls, for you, is not yet to...
Your two dfts:, to Ja s Leitch, for $541.17/100, and $50 Dollars, have been presented & paid MHi .
I now enclose you the triplicate of the bills ford d on Tuesday last, to Sam l Williams of London, via New York, by different conveyances, your letter to Mr. W., accompanying the first one—all which hope will be satisfactory to you— I have not yet been able to meet with a Waggon or Boat for your county, consequently your Tin & Fish are not yet forwarded, but shall be the first opportunity—...
I have procured the white Lead and oil ordered in yours of the 30th: ulto, which shall go by first waggon for charlottesville— MHi .
I am favor’d with yours of the 23rd: & 25th inst: this morning, the latter covering $300, which is at your credit, and I have this day forwarded to M r John Vaughan of Philadelphia a check from Farmers Bank for $300, as you directed, which is accompanied by your letter to him rec d some time ago. Before rec g yours, had charged you, & given Messr: Clark Cox & C o credit for the ½ Bll:...
By M r Johnson you will recieve a book, for d to my care by Gen l J. G. Swift of New York— MHi .
M r Warrrick ’s Tin is just to hand, & I have forwarded the eight Boxes you ordered; this day, by a Waggon, to the care of Messrs: Jacobs & Raphael of Charlottesville. MHi .
Your much esteem d of the 9 th and 10 th inst s have been rec d —I have deliv d to Mr. Scott the letter you enclosed to his address, & will take pleasure in delivering, in person, to Gen l La-Fayette, the letter you enclose for him.—I leave here in the morning’s stage, to meet him at Mount Vernon in Alexd a , & conduct him to York, as the first Aid-deCamp of the Governor of V a , and in all...
Yours of the 16th: reached me last evening, with its several enclosures. The three checks on the V a Bank from the Bursar of the University were duely paid, amounting to $1781.57., & I will forthwith proceed to execute your wishes by purchasing a bill on London for the nett sum of $1644, the first of which, together with your letter to M r Williams, shall go by the next ship to London or...
I am this morning in rec t a letter from your Grandson Tho s J. Randolph, written at your request, desiring to know whether I would endorse your note for $4,000 proposed to be discounted at one of the Banks in this city, & first endorsed by him: I have by this mail replied to him, as I now do to you, that it will afford me on this, as it has on all formier, & will on all future occasions, the...
Thomas Jefferson Esq r To Bernard Peyton D r 1822 Rich d 2 d July To cash p d for 10 Bundles 559lbs assorted Nail rods at 8¢. $44.72 〃 〃 〃 for 4 Barrels herrings at, $4¼ 17.00 〃 〃 〃 0.00
Your esteem d of the 21 st has been rec d , covering bill lading for 11 Cases &c: from New York, which have just arrived, & 8 of them already forwarded by a Waggon, to J & Raphael Charlottesville, the other three will follow by first chance. The money you request remitted to J. Thompson, collector of New York, shall go by tomorrow’s mail. Jefferson is here, & I trust will accomplish all his &...