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Mr. Jefferson having left town, and not expecting his return for some weeks, I have taken the liberty of opening your letter to him of the 11th. May inclosing an order for your Tobacco. I have not yet had time to enquire whether any of our purchasers saw it inspected, but hope many have, as however highly a crop may be recommended, it cannot command the same price, as if seen & approved of....
17 May 1805, Richmond . “Since I wrote to you on the 14th: Inst: I have made every enquiry in my power, respecting the quality of your Tobacco and the price which could be obtained for it, several purchasers saw it inspected, their account of it, corresponding with the description given to me of it by the Inspectors; is, that it is rich, dark tobacco, with much hash, and but indifferently...
Your favor of the 27th. Inst. is duly received inclosing a post note of our bank for $100.—which shall be held subject to the order of Mr. John W. Eppes. With respect we are Sir Your obt Servts. P:S: Your Tobacco is still unsold & we are apprehensive we shall not shortly be able to obtain your limits— MHi : Coolidge Collection.
We received your favor of the 29th. Ulto:, and shall attend to your directions relative to the boxes shippd from Philadelphia, those you allude to from Monticello have been sent on, the one to Mr. Peale of Philada. and the other to Mr. Edwd. Johnston of Norfolk, to whom your hams were likewise sent, to be forwarded to you—We have at length made sale of your Tobacco to Messrs. Bohn & Hubnes at...
In answer to your favor of the 6th. Inst. we have to inform you that the purchasers of your Tobacco, objected to giving notes (negotiable at the bank) that it might not interfere with their own accommodation there, which at present is very limited to the first houses, owing to a want of specie—It is not usual with us to take such notes, but not being aware that you would require the proceeds...
We have received your favor of the 14th. inclosing Nine hundred & seventy dollars, which shall be applied as you direct—We are with respect Sir Your ob Servts. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
We have received your favor of the 12th. Inst. enclosing a Bank note for $100—and shall pay Mr. Oldham $82.’6 as you direct—We find upon enquiry that the quantity of bar lead you want cannot be got here, we have only met with about 50 lbs: for which the holder asks 1/. per lb: Your instructions respecting Coal shall be attended to. Your obt Servts. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
We have to acknowledge receipt of your favor of the 5th. Inst. inclosing B.notes for Three hundred & fifty dollars—We have paid Mr. Murchie Two hundred & forty three dollars 28 Cents being the Amount of the two sums mention’d in your letter with Int. for the amount paid on Account of McGehee we enclose you Mr M’s duplicate receipt—We received a few days ago advice from Philada. of the Nailrod...
Not having been able to procure any Syrop of Punch as directed in your letter of the 13th: Inst: we have sent you 18 bottles Syrop of lemon to the care of Messrs. Higginbotham & C: of Milton, by Obedc. Houchens who has likewise in charge 40 bundles Nail rod—Your Tobacco say 26 Hhds. is received & inspected, the leaf turns out very fine with the exception of three Hhds. two of which No. 14 & 22...
We have received your favor of the 6th. Inst. inclosing $250 which shall be appropriated as you direct. the Coal shall be sent with all possible dispatch—Mr. Le Telier informs us that he will be happy to execute any work you may favor him with; we understand from a Silversmith for whom he has done a good deal of work that he has given general satisfaction With respect We are Sir Your ob...