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Thomas Jefferson’s Account with Jonathan & Isaac Shoemaker, 15 January 1811

Account with Jonathan & Isaac Shoemaker

1807. Oct.  8. paid Isaac Shoemaker 67. D 56 c balance of a settlement by arbitration to Aug. 25. 1807.1        
  Jonathan and Isaac Shoemaker in account with Th: Jefferson Dr Cr.
1807. Oct.  5. By 53. days suspension of rent, on the breaking of the milldam, from  
 Aug. 13. to this day when grinding recommences.   108. 90
22. To a moiety for 13. hands @ 4/ & a waggon @ 21/ three days repairing breach in bank of the canal. (36.50) 18. 25
1808. Feb.  1. To a moiety for 13. hands 6. days, & a waggon 5. days repairing do 34. 75
May  6.  By amt of their 2 acct from Sep. 1. 07. to this day [deducting flour delivered to Stuart 5.50 D and a cart 20. D viz. 163. − 25.50]   137. 50
 8. To nail account from Mar. 17. to this date £4–14–7. 15. 76
11. To a year’s rent3 due this day 750.  
 Balance in favor of Th:J.     572. 36
        818. 76 818. 76
To balance 572. 36
Sep.  6.–10. To a moiety of 15. hands 4½ days cleaning canal 22. 50
18. By 84. days suspension of rent from June 26. when the water first failed by breach of the dam Mar. 22. to this day when grinding begins.4 @ 1000. D     230.
1809. May 11. To a year’s rent due this day 1000.  
 Balance in favor of Th:J.     1364. 86
        1594. 86 1594. 86
To balance 1364. 86
Aug.  6. By cash   490.
11. To a quarter’s rent due this day at 1250.D. 312. 50
20. By cash 300.D. 25. bush. wheat @ 6/9 = 28.12½ a sack salt 6.D.   334. 12½
22 To moiety 10. hands5 62. days tightening dam 41.33 & 2 days6 hauling shavgs 7.D 24. 16½
 
Nov. 11. To a quarter’s rent due this day 312. 50
 Balance in favor of Th:J.     1189. 90
        2014. 02½ 2014. 02½
To balance 1189. 90
Nov. 25. By cash   70.
Dec. 15. By order in favor of Salmons   25.
21. By cash 100. D. By 12. flour barrels 5.D.   105.
25. By cash   50.
1810. Jan.  1. By cash   50.
Feb.  1. By cost of store house paid by them7   371. 29
11. To a quarter’s rent for mill, and .90 additional for storehouse8 313. 40
 Balance due Th:J.     832. 01
        1503. 30 1503. 309
To balance brought forward 832. 01
1810. Mar.  4. By cash   70.
15. By do   200.
25. By do   31.
Apr. 21. By articles furnished from Jan. 1. to Apr. 21. as pr acct to wit
  flour. 1. barrel10 7. 80 shipstuff 21. barrels  7. 92½ = 15. 72½
midlings 500.℔  10. bran 104. bar. 17. 33 = 27. 33
butter 11.℔11 2. 2.32½  tallow 11.℔ 2. 20 = 4. 52½
candles 8.℔ 2.  40
  49. 98
May. 11. To a quarter’s rent of mill and storehouse due this day 320.  
 Balance in favor of Th:J.     801. 03
        1152. 01 1152. 01
To balance 801. 03
June  6. By cash inclosed by mail12   120.
Aug. 11. To a quarter’s rent due this day 320.  
 Balance in favor of Th:J.     1001. 03
        1121. 03 1121. 03
To balance 1001. 03
Oct.  1. By cash   350.
Nov. 11. To a quarter’s rent due this day 320.  
24. By Salmon’s order on me in your favor £4–913   14. 84
By my order on you in favor of Salmons   20. 14
26. By cash   200.
28. By acct rendered for flour, midlings, shipstuff, bran, meat, salt, & work  
 
 on the toll mill from 1810. Sep. 10. to this date   337. 61
By cart borrowed 20.  
By nails charged above 15.76   35. 76
To interest on the several balances to Dec. 28. 10 92.  
 Balance due Th: Jefferson     490. 58
  1413. 03 1413. 03
   
 Jan. 15. 1811.  
 The above account is a settlement of all accounts between the subscribers to the 28th of Dec. 1810. and the balance of four hundred and ninety D. 58 cents is agreed to be due to Th: Jefferson 15    
Th: Jefferson  
Jonathan Shoemaker

MS (MHi); in TJ’s hand, signed by TJ and Shoemaker; brackets in original; endorsed by TJ: “Shoemaker Jonathan & Isaac. settlement of Jan. 15. 1811.” Dft (MHi); compiled ca. 24 Nov. 1810 and lacking final entries and settlement agreement; with credits and debits arranged on facing pages and lacking intermediate and final balances; at head of text: “Jonathan & Isaac Shoemaker in Acct with Th: Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ: “Shoemaker Jonathan.”

1Entry omitted in Dft.

2Reworked from “his.” Dft: “his.”

3Dft here adds: “of mill.”

4Dft: “when the mill began to grind.”

5Preceding three words omitted in Dft.

6Dft here adds “of a waggon.”

7Preceding three words omitted in Dft.

8For preceding five words Dft substitutes: “To rent of store house @ 30.D. a year from Feb. 1. to Feb. 11. .90.”

9Recto ends here.

10Dft here adds “& 60℔.”

11Dft: “11½℔.”

12Dft: “By cash by post.”

13Dft entry dated “Aug.”

14Dft ends with this entry.

15TJ here erased “Errors excepted.”

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  • salt; TJ acquires search
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