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I return you inclosed herein Mr. Leiper’s two letters. I am glad to find that the Tobacco has turned out to be sound, and not to have been wet—as J. & W. cannot possibly now have any legal, or just claim on you. As to their demand of a deduction on account of the quality of the Tobo., I think I may venture to affirm that a more unreasonable expectation was never entertained by Man. In order to...
I have at length effected a settlement of Mr. Shorts account with Mr. Brown; the balce. of £112.1.5. which was found to be due by Mr. B. ⅌ his account which you will find inclosed, I have received. I was surprised to find that the fees which have caused a delay of 9 or 10 months in the adjustment of this account, amount only to 47/. I shall wait for Mr. Barnes to draw for this money, or for...
I am duly favor’d with yours of the 1st. and have in reply to inform you, that the mode by which you propose to pay us the balance which Mr. Randolph falls in our debt, is perfectly agreeable to me; as any other would have been, which had been so to you, or to himself. I will attend to your direction respecting the molasses, as it may now be cased with safety. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble...
I am very sorry to inform you that Messrs. M & F. have received a very unfavourable account indeed of your Tobacco; as the subjoined extract of a letter from Jackson & Wharton of Philada., for whom they purchased it, will shew. This is so very contrary to my expectation that I could scarcely have believed it, if M & F. had not shewn me samples from several Hhds, the heads of which were out...
Your favor of the 16th. came duly to hand. Mr. Barnes had, previous to its receipt, remitted us the $:384.43 you mention; and which came before it was wanted. I received, a few days ago (only) two small casks of wine shipped by Messrs. S. Smith & Buchanan of Balto. for you so long ago as the 18th. ultimo—they are forwarded to Milton. I have at length seen Brown—he promises very shortly to have...
You will receive your account inclosed, made up to the end of the year; from which you will observe there was then an apparent balance in your favor of £1147–19–3. from this deduct £813–19–9 not due from M. & F. until the 1st. of April next, and the real balance which was then in our hands will be found to have been £333–19–6. I have heard of a small draught of yours in favor of James Lyon ,...
You will observe from your acct which I forward herewith, that you are not charged with the 50$: which I some time ago paid for you; this I omitted because I did not like there should be any appearance of mystery in pecuniary matters betwixt us. The order therefore I return inclosed. If you do not choose it should remain until I have the pleasure of seeing you—it will not now be inconvenient...
I have to day received of the Treasurer of the James River company £160–15—as at foot, & which I have applied to the credit of Mr. Barnes. I will by next post forward your account to the end of the year & am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. Reimbursement of two fourths of the principal lent the company—(a further proportion of one fourth having been determined to be reimbursed since my last...
Your favor of the 5th. is but this moment received. I hasten to inform you that it will be perfectly agreeable to me for you to draw in favor of Mr. Lyle, & of Mr. Tazewell, for the 2000$: you mention; indeed I hope you will not have waited for this permission. There certainly can be no delay in the receipt of the money from the James River company. the amount I cannot ascertain to night, but...
The price of Tobacco having continued stationary from the date of my last until a few days past, and having then rather declined, on receipt of intelligence that it had become so very dull in Philadelphia & New York that scarcely any sales were made, and of course that the prices in those places were merely nominal; I concluded, in compliance with your instruction , to make sale of yours—which...
I am informed by the Treasurer of the James River company that he is directed to make a further reimbursement of the money lent by the individuals of the company, of one fourth. In looking over the powers for the last reimbursement he cannot find yours in my favor for Mr. Shorts, and cannot therefore ascertain whether or not it was general. he also informs me there is some Interest due Mr. S....
Having been much engaged last night after the arrival of the post I entirely forgot in my hurry to inform you that I received a few days ago of Messrs. Pendleton & Lyons $:1315—on acct. of Mr. Short. This sum I presume should be remitted to Mr. Barnes in George Town; if so I expect I shall have to send it by post in notes—there being such little intercourse between the two places, that I think...
Your favor of the 7th. inclosing manifests for 21 Hhds. Tobacco is duly received. As the Inspectors at Milton are not over-correct I think it necessary to inform you that the manifests for that Tobo. have never been forwarded to us. Although I suppose there would not be the smallest difficulty in obtaining the price you mention for the Tobacco, yet as information was received here last night...
Your favor of the 24th. ultimo should have been answered by last post agreeably to your request but that I did not return home until a few days ago after an absence of several weeks. it was then handed to me by Mr N — I immediately waited upon Mr. C—and paid him the sum you directed. I desired him to send you two copies of his work immediately, and the balance at his convenience—but he the...
It just occurs to me that I have omitted to inform you of the receipt of $:680—of Mr. Barnes on your account & $:296.97/100 on account of Mrs. Key. This information would have been sooner given, but that Mr. B—sent it to us in a dft on the Cashier of the bank—and as it could not be disposed of at the time we sent it to our friend in Phila. to collect & to forward the amount in notes—and which...
The long delayed (to say the least of it) business of the nail-rod is at last settled. Mr. Nicolson a few days ago paid me on account of it £20.19.3, which is something to be sure, better, than to have lost the whole. I have got 4 boxes of the ointment, and given them to the postrider. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr. Monticello”;...
I am by to-nights post favor’d with yours of the 5th. inclosing your dft: on Mr. Barnes for $:200— I am apprehensive that the only way of getting money for such drafts will be by sending them on to Mr. Barnes with directions for him to remit the amount in Bank notes—as no person will like to be at the trouble of sending them to George Town for acceptance, and then of forwarding them on to...
I some days ago forwarded to you by Martin Rowe’s boat 120 bundles nail-rod, 7 bundles Hoop-iron, & a small paper parcel. These things arrived about ten days ago, but I could not sooner meet with an opportunity of sending them. There went with them a small Trunk for Miss Virginia Randolph. It seems I think, as if Brown will scarcely ever pay the balance he owes Mr. Short—he still says he has...
I sent you on Saturday last by A. Row’s boat 155. ℔ bacon, 1 dozn. bottles of Center, and ½ dozn. bunches Cord, agreeably to your request; together with a box of fish which was left here by a Boston Captain, who did not know from whom he received it—not having signed any bill of lading for it. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. I did not take particular notice of the chairs, but from my...
Your favor of the 9th. is received. the chairs you mention were not inserted in the bill of lading with the other articles, unless they were for Colo. Saml. Cabell which I do not suppose; the same number came for him to the care of Mr. Brown, and were included in our bill of lading—but they were particularly stated in it to be for him, and were besides directed to him on the bottoms. I...
After meeting with repeated disappointments I at length succeeded in getting the Hhd: of lime, which I sent up on Friday last by Henderson’s boats. The person of whom I got it promised to send in his bill but he has neglected to do so. he informed me it would be 5/. ⅌ bushl. The long delayed business of the nail-rod is at length in a train to be settled—Mr. Nicolson having a week or two ago...
I expected before this to have sent up the Hhd. of lime which you some time ago ordered, having spoken to a bricklayer to prepare one for you; I called on him to day to know why he had not sent it, and he informed me he had not been able to get it ready, but that I might depend upon receiving it tomorrow. You may therefore calculate upon getting it in a few days after you receive this. The...
I some days ago receive a number of packages for you from Mr. Barnes, and likewise a cask & two boxes which were not mentioned in the bill of loading; the whole of which I forwarded by Thos. Priddy’s boat a few days afterwards. I also sent you a cask of molasses at the enormous price of 4/6 ⅌ . bill inclosed. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson...
I am duly favor’d with yours of the 7th. and will attend to Mr. Eppes’s draught should it appear. I will also attend to your direction about the molasses ; You did I recollect desire me to send up a Hogshead in the course of the winter provided it could be had at some certain price which you named, & I informed you immediately it could not be had at that price then, & I expected it would not...
I called to day on Mr. Brown for the balance due by him to Mr. Short & informed him of what you had written me respecting the fees ; he observed that he could not ascertain what they were, and that it was unnecessary to have two settlements: that he had desired Mr. Wiseham the Exr: of Mr. Ronald to bring them in, and so soon as he did it should be settled. I then desired that he would...
I was by last post favor’d with yours of the 15th. inclosing Your order on James Brown for the bala. due by him to Wm. Short, supposed to be, exclusive of Intert. from 3d. Octr. ’93. } £81–13–11 Richard Randolph’s note to W. S. on Intert. from 23d. Decr. ’89 for }  62–10— Littlebury Mosby’s note to do. on Int. from 1st. Janr. ’88 with a memo. at foot of £18–19–1 Intert. having been paid 5th....
I sent you yesterday by a Mr. Monroe, Randolph’s abridgment of the Virginia laws; I would have look’d out for an earlier opportunity but this Gentleman has had it in possession for about 3 weeks, and has been going from day to day ever since. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr. Philada.”; endorsed by TJ as received 21 Apr. and so recorded...
I have duly received your favor of the 20th. inclosing $:470– on account of Mr. Randolph; which with the two sums of which I have heretofore acknowledged the receipt , make $:1870– being within a trifle of the sum I advanced for him to Mr. Pickett. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr. Philada.”; endorsed by TJ as received 3 Apr. and so...
I have again spoken to the inspectors respecting your lost hhd. of Tobacco. They say they are willing to replace it by another from the same inspection & of the same weight; and that nothing more has ever heretofore been required of them. I informed them that you expected to be paid the same price that you had received for the balance of your crop, as otherwise you would sustain a loss in...
I am by to nights post favor’d with yours of the 4th.; The sum I advanced for Mr. R. to L. & B. was $:1868.79/100, which I think he informed me he had mentioned to you in a letter subsequent to the one of which you now acknowledge the receipt—but which it may not be amiss to repeat, lest he should have forgotten it. I would not by any means have you to put yourself to the smallest...
Mr. Anthony’s Clerk being at length instructed to receive the nailrod I inclose you his receipt for that which is delivered; the balance has not yet come down. I sent your letter to Mr. Eppes by the way of Petersburg having a few days previous to the receipt of it got one from him in which he desired me to write to him in that way; it is therefore unaccountable how he came not to get your...
I should before this have sent you Mr. Anthony’s receipt for the 28 bundles of nail-rod that are down, and which I have delivered—but he is from home, and his Clerk refuses to grant a receipt, as he says he has received no instruction upon the subject. This information I should have given you sooner, but Mr. A has been expected from day to day ever since I received your letter; I however think...
Mr. Pollard having returned only yesterday I to-day received of him on account of your order in favor of Mr. Barnes £127–16–8. Only 28 bundles of the half crown nail-rod is yet brought down; the balance being left on the way, the boatman having taken in an over-load. The balance I suppose will shortly be here. I have paid Mr. Thomas Gordon the sum you directed & am Dear Sir Your Very humble...
On presenting your order in favor of Mr. Barnes at the Office of the Treasurer of the James River Company, we were informed he was out of Town and that they could not ascertain to a certainty the sum due Mr. Short; for which reason they requested I would hold the order until Mr. P.s return , as they expect him in about a week. The sum however which they think due is £127–16–8—£74–5– being...
Your favor of the 12th. inclosing a Treasury draft for $:800—& an order on the Treasurer of the James River Company in favor of Mr. Barnes for whatever sums of principal or Interest there may be due from the company to Mr. Short, is duly received. I have endeavoured as you desired to assist Mr. Brydie in the disposal of a draught for Mr. Key’s money, but without effect. I have just sent to him...
At a late meeting of the James River company they directed their Treasurer to return one fourth of the 30 dollars ⅌ share which has been borrowed from the members of the company; the Interest on which will stop tomorrow—You will therefore be intitled to draw on account of Mr. Shorts 33 shares $:247.½, exclusive of Interest to this time. I attended the meeting but was informed I could not...
Your favor of the 19th. was duly received. I have applied where Mr. R. got your Stockings and find they are all sold. The balance of your nail-rod was sent up some time ago with the bottles & Corks which you ordered. I have since received 4 tons more of nail-rod, & some hoop-iron, which shall be shortly forwarded. Molasses here has got up to 3/6 & will probably be higher before I can again...
You will observe by referring to my letter of the 18th. ultimo that I made a mistake of £10– in adding together the money I recd. for the principal of your Certificates & that for the Interest—I recd. £169–9–4 instead of £159 as I informed you—& which I did not discover until after I had paid Mr. H. I give you at foot the amot. of expences paid on Mrs. Keys Tobo. Yr. Very humble servt. Storage...
I now forward you annexed a list of your Tobo.—Mrs. Keys nine Hhds: were shipped to-day on board the Schooner Polly Capt. Crowell. Pickett Pollard & Johnston have applied to me for a small balance of 43/. due them by you. is it right—& shall I pay it? I inclose you Mr. Hanson’s receipt for £159–9–4 & am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. TI No. 121 131 1496 } 121 Shipped to New York 95 131 1527...
I am duly favor’d with yours of the 15th. with the nine manifests therein mentioned; I am sorry they did not come sooner as the last of your Tobo. was shipped to day—13 Hhds: on board the Sloop Little Sam Capt. Dickey, & 13 on board the Sloop Nancy Capt. Oliphant—these with the six shipped to New York make up your quantity except one Hhd: which the Inspectors say is not in the warehouse...
I have duly received your two favors of the 8th. with the Certificates therein mentioned. Your Tobo. shall be shipped as you desire in the first Vessel to be had—together with Mrs. Keys, provided her order arrives in time; and if not, it shall go as soon thereafter as possible. The Auditors Office having been shut I could not learn whether or not any thing has been done with the land of Mr....
Mr. Pollard has again disappointed me in the power of Attorney—and again promises by next post. It is however of but little consequence, as I understand it is only on extraordinary occasions that the individuals of the company have any thing to do—The business being done mostly by directors; even their appointment is considered more as a matter of form than any thing else—as it is understood...
I received by last post two of your favors of the 14th. & one of the 17th.— The Exors: of the late Benja. Harrison are, Carter Harrison, & Benja. Harrison of Brandon; a Mr. Wm. Wiseham of this place is however their agent & is to have the settlement of the business.—I therefore gave your letter to him, as he has the books &c. in his possession: he promised to draw off Mr. Shorts account from...
I have received a bill of lading of Mr. Roberts for 3 tons of nail-rod shipped on your account the 28th. ultimo; supposing you will be glad to know when you will probably receive a supply, I have concluded to give you this information. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt Tobacco 30/. Cash wheat 8/. & 8/.6. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr. Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as...
Not having been able to meet with any Havanna sugar I send you a barrel of brown, by Mr. Hendersons boat. Yr. Very humble servt. 246 – 18 – 228 ℔s. @ 88/.     £10 – 7. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 2 Sep. and so recorded in SJL .
Your favor of the 19th is duly recd. If I do not meet with a waggon tomorrow I will send the sugar you want by a boat, as there are some now down. I sent you a few days ago by a Mr. Bings waggon to the care of Colo. Bell the articles at foot. The box from Mr. Barnes has not yet arrived. I am Dear Sir Yr. Very humble servt. 1 dozn. bottles Center @ 7/. £4– 4–  6 ℔. patent yellow 3/6 1– 1–  10...
Your favor of the 12th. is received. Bob having found some Center which arrived a few days ago I sent you a dozen bottles by a waggoner of the name of Smith who was to leave it at Mr. Higganbothams—I paid him for the carriage. I sent you yesterday by H. Faris 6 ℔. lamp-black with some Herrings of Mr. Eppes’s. The bottle of lemon juice which was sent you I found upon enquiry was a present from...
Your favor of the 3d. inclosing a duplicate draught on Mr. Barnes for $:800.—is duly received; having had occasion to remit some money to N. York we inclosed your first dft: to Mr. Barnes, and requested him to forward the amot. to our correspondent there—you will therefore consider this money as being in our hands & will draw on us accordingly. We some days ago sent 20 bundles of your nail rod...
I have made enquiry respecting the price of flour at the time you mention & find that the highest current price was 6.½$: for fine & 7$: for supr. fine—Johnston sold a few barrels of S.F. to the bakers in Janr. 98 at 7.½$: but he does not conceive that to be the price by which you should be governed. we also sold a small quantity in the same way at the same price—10 barrels at a time was the...
I find since closing my letter that I have omitted to inform that Anderson Rowe has never yet brought down the Hhd: of Tobo. you mention—he called when he was last down & informed us that he would bring it the next trip—but we find there is no kind of confidence to be placed in him—he brought us a manifest which we return to you—as you sent us one for the same Hhd:—W. Johnston did not bring a...