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Thomas Jefferson to Nathaniel H. Hooe, 15 March 1812

To Nathaniel H. Hooe

Monticello Mar. 15. 12.

Dear Sir

I thought, when you were here, I should certainly have got my crop of flour1 to Richmond in the course of that month. I have not however got one third of it down even yet. but I avail myself of it’s first proceeds to desire Messrs Gibson & Jefferson to remit to the bank of Fredericksburg for your order 131. D 50 c including interest to the last of this month. this remittance you may accordingly expect within a few days.

I have written to Boston for the Spinning machine of which you gave me a note, and to New York for one under a much higher character, carrying 20. spindles, roving for itself, and costing but 25.D. in addition to the patent price which is 20.D. more. Accept the assurance of my esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Nathl H. Hooe esq.”; endorsed by TJ.

No correspondence between TJ and Hooe regarding a spinning machine has been found.

1Manuscript: “flower.”

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  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with M. Daingerfield and N. H. Hooe search
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