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I am infinitely obliged by the kind offer of the sum mentioned in your letter, and any further one you will be able to spare: an award is given against me for between 7. & 800.D. for rent to the Hendersons , to be paid instantly. I have also to pay 1600.D. more for the 3. shares of the daughters. this, with purchase of corn, and two years failure of crops embarrasses me beyond my expectations....
A list of taxable property of the subscriber in Albemarle Feb. 1. 1817. 5. white tythes . 79. slaves of 16. years old & upwards  9. d o of 12. years old & not 16. 31. horses and mules.  1. gigg  1. 4-wheeled carriage (a Landau) MS ( MHi ); written entirely in TJ’s hand on verso of portion of a reused address cover from Joseph C. Cabell
1817. January. Having been stationary at home since Mar. 1809. with opportunity and leisure to keep a meteorological diary, with a good degree of exactness, this has been done: and, extracting from it a term of seven years compleat, to wit from Jan. 1. 1810. to Dec. 31. 1816. I proceed to analyse it in the various ways, and to deduce the general results which are of principal effect in the...
I learnt from your last letter , with much affliction, the severe and singular attack your health has lately sustained; but it’s equally singular and sudden restoration confirms my confidence in the strength of your constitution of body and mind, and my conclusion that neither has recieved hurt, and that you are still ours for a long time to come. we have both much to be thankful for in the...
I now inclose you the power of Attorney which I am in hopes fulfills all the forms of the treasury & will enable us I hope to compleat this transfer for our friend . ever & affect ly PoC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “M r Barnes”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosures: enclosure to TJ to Barnes, 31 Dec. 1816 , and possibly also first enclosure to TJ to Barnes, 15 Dec. 1816 . our friend :
The republication of the antient and valuable works now out of print, will certainly be an useful undertaking. but it is time for me to withdraw from my attention from all long-winded enterprises. they belong to the generation which is to carry them through, as little would I presume to prescribe to them the proper objects of their attention. these books have by their worth established their...
I n am in the daily hope of recieving new proof sheets and the particular wish that we may go thro’ the work before April, because I shall then go to Bedford and be absent a month. I do not know how our account stands; I mean independantly of the 60.D. for the translation; for I do not wish that reimbursement until you have made it by the sale of the book. if you will send me my account,...
On my return from Bedford I found here such a mass of letters and other business accumulated during my absence, that this is the first moment it has been in my power to turn to mr Mazzei’ s will . this occupies 4. sheets of paper, in a difficult hand. it is beyond my leisure to copy entirely, nor is their there any one else in the neighborhood who could understand and decypher it. after some...
I promised you in my letter of Jan. 22. 16. to make enquiry on the subject of the MS. journal of the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina , run in 1728. of which you have a defective transcript. I have since been able to obtain the original for perusal, and now have it in my possession. I call it original , because it is that which has been preserved in the Westover family, having...
I have read with great satisfaction the eloquent pamphlet you were so kind as to send me , and sympathise with every line of it. I was once a doubter Whether the labor of the Cultivator, aided by the creative powers of the earth itself, would not produce more value than that of the manufacturer, alone and unassisted by the dead subject on which he acted? in other words, Whether the more we...