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Thomas Jefferson’s Account with and Receipt from William J. Miller, 22 November 1817

Account with and Receipt from William J. Miller

William Miller

      In A/c with T. Jefferson

1817 Jany 1st To Joel Yancey £1 0 3
 May. 10th To Dft on A Robertson 15 0 0
£16 0 3
Cr.
By 1 years Services as an overseer 50 0 0
Balance Due W. Miller £33 19 9
 

Nov. 22. 17.

Recieved of Thos Jefferson an order on Gibson and Jefferson of Richmond for 116. D 61 C which, when recieved, will be in full discharge of the within account principal & interest.

William Miller

MS (CSmH: JF); written on a small scrap; with undated account in Joel Yancey’s hand on recto and dated receipt in TJ’s hand, signed by Miller, on verso; endorsed by TJ: “Miller William”; also containing calculations by TJ at foot of recto and head of verso relating to both the above transaction and TJ’s 22 Nov. 1817 payment to Robert Miller, through Gibson & Jefferson, of “138.43 balance due for his services of 1816. & for a mare bought, as pr. settlemt. with J. Yancey” (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, 2 vols., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1340).

William J. Miller lived near Fauquier Court House (later Warrenton) before working in 1816 and 1817 as the overseer at TJ’s Tomahawk plantation, part of Poplar Forest (TJ to Thaddeus Norris, 17 Sept. 1815; TJ’s Agreement with Miller, 17 Dec. 1817, with Miller’s Receipt, 22 Oct. 1818; MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, 2 vols., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1332, 1340, 1347).

Index Entries

  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with W. J. Miller search
  • Miller, Robert (overseer); TJ pays search
  • Miller, William J. (overseer); account of with TJ search
  • Miller, William J. (overseer); at Tomahawk plantation search
  • Miller, William J. (overseer); identified search
  • Miller, William J. (overseer); TJ pays search
  • Robertson, Archibald; agent for TJ search
  • Tomahawk plantation (part of TJ’s Poplar Forest estate); overseer at search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); as superintendent of Poplar Forest search