From George Jefferson
Richmond 24th. Augt. 1801
I sent you a few days ago by Thomas Kindred the articles contained in the memorandum which I brought down with me—together with 4 dozen chairs which came from Philadelphia.
I have received of the James River company on acct. of Mr. Short £76.9.1, of which I have informed Mr. Barnes as usual.
The Gunpowder you mention shall be forwarded by the first opportunity.
I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt.
I am sorry to inform you that Mr. Purdie of Smithfield has not been able to procure any Hams for you; as he could not meet with such as he approved of.
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 27 Aug. and so recorded in SJL.
On 21 Aug., George Jefferson provided Thomas Kindred with a receipt for the goods he had received from Gibson & Jefferson “to deliver in good order to Thomas Jefferson esquire at Milton he paying the freight.” The items included “four dozen Chairs, one barrel, one keg, and two small boxes.” A note indicated that the bottom of one chair was split. A list of charges for 14 gallons of brandy, 1 cask of porter, 1 dozen bottles of syrup punch, 1 dozen tumblers, and a cask for brandy for a total of £19.3.3 was provided on the bottom half of the sheet (MS in MHi; entirely in George Jefferson’s hand, including Edward Kindred’s mark as received for Thomas Kindred; endorsed by TJ as received from George Jefferson on 27 Aug.). On 29 Aug., TJ paid Thomas Kindred $14.75 for “water carriage” (MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1050).