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The nail rod, hoop iron, & molasses arrived yesterday—& are forwarded to Milton. The chimney-piece has never yet come down. Your very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr. Philada.”; endorsed by TJ. Recorded in SJL as received 26 Feb. 1799.
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 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...
This post has brought me yours of the 8th. Johnston has no nail rod of yours—the last he received for you he forwarded in November last. I had made this enquiry previously to my last , but omitted to inform you of it. That which was seen in his lumberhouse the first of February I expect belonged to a person of his name in this place, which he informs me was sent to him about that time by...
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 was by last post favor’d with yours of the 20th. inclosing manifests for 10 Hhds: Tobacco weighing 16447 ld. which I have delivered to Mr. Hooper. I am extremely sorry that I could not with the smallest degree of propriety even hint it was my wish (because it is yours) that he should give security; much less could I demand it. although it is customary in Philadelphia to have some guarantee,...
Your favor of the 29th. is duly received. I will with much pleasure attend to the books at Mr. Wythes—I have as yet heard nothing of your negro—I have spoken to the Constables but they neither know him, or recollect having been desired to find him. I was in hopes Bob Hemmings knew something about him, but he does not—I have desired him to find out Mr. Whaley & to make enquiry, but as yet he...
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 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...
I have received your favor of the 14th.—Your instructions respecting the wheat for the agricultural society, shall be strictly attended to. I have been looking out for such as you describe, but have not yet been able to meet with any; though hope soon to procure some which is genuine. Mr. Buchanan has shewn me your lot of ground. a Mr. Gaddy has enclosed a small part of it, on which he has...
I intended to have written you by Mr. Richardson myself , but was out of the way. Since that 10 Hhds: more of your Tobacco have come down, from Bedford, making in all 19—so that there is now only one remaining— This article is now very dull at 48/. & 50/ Cash, a prime parcel of 40 Hogsheads I understand was sold a few days ago at 9$: on a credit of 90 days. I hope the next accounts from Europe...
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 have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 21st. instant enclosing Mr. John Barnes’s draft on Mr. Joseph Boyce at three days sight for $200., which is accepted, and which shall be applied as you direct. In making this first acknowledgment Sir, I cannot refrain from making another—I cannot refrain from endeavouring to convey to you by words some faint idea of the obligations I feel...
Your favor of the 8th. inclosing Manifests for twelve hogsheads Tobo. was just handed me by the post rider—I will attend to the shipment of the ten Hhds: to N. York as you direct; it is getting something better with us, but must mend considerably before ten dollars can be obtained. I call’d on Mr. Wythe agreeably to your request—he informed me that some of the labels had got off the books but...
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...
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 .
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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 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....
Mr. Hooper has made payment in full for your Tobacco, deducting $:1000-for your other draft, in favor of Mr. James Lyle; which he informs me he has taken up. I subjoin an account of the sale, & am Dear Sir Your Very Obt. Hbl: servt. 1798 May 15— To Thomas Hooper—pble. 1st. Octr. & 12th. Novr.— PF  TI– 32 — 137 — 1568 } Spring 44 — 137 — 1641 52
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...
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...
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....
Your favor of the 6th. came duly to hand. I have in conformity to your direction disposed of your Tobacco at $:13. payable the 1st. of Octr. & the 12th. of Novr., to a Mr. Hooper. I offered it to every person who I thought was acquainted with it’s superior quality, except to Mr. Brown—to whom Mr. Randolph (who is now in Town) offered it with his own. Mr. B. having refused positively to give...
The preceding is a copy of a notice which Mr. Call, (who has taken charge of Mr. Washington’s business) gave me a few days ago; the original of which I forwarded by this mornings post to Mr. Randolph, with a request that he will have it executed and returned to me. Mr. C. called to advise with me upon the subject, & concurred in opinion with me that this would be a better plan, than sending it...
The sloop Sally Capt. Potter did not arrive until yesterday—which was occasioned chiefly by a considerable fresh in the river which met him at Osburnes, where he was detained in consequence of it about a week. he called though I understand at Norfolk. The harpsichord & box of plants are forwarded to Milton by a boat as you directed. I have at length sent the two barrels of wheat for Sir John...