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Your favor of the 9 th was recieved in due time. I do not know the exact date or amount of my note in the bank of Virginia. except that the latter is between 11. & 1200. D. I therefore inclose you a blank, hoping it is in time for renewal. I find my self so much declining by age and ill health in the attention and energy necessary for business that I am turning every thing over to my grandson...
Your favor of the 3 d came to hand after the return of our post. the afflicting news of the death of my relation & our mutual friend had reached us thro’ the public papers two or three days before, and I have since recieved a particular account of it from his fellow passenger mr Fontaine Maury . of a worthier man death can never deprive us. altho’ his intention intended return was unexplained,...
Your letter of July 27. was duly recieved, and the 200 D. inclosed in it. I find that in making my draughts, I had had too much confidence that a sale of my flour could be effected on some terms, and that the deficiency produced by sacrifice in price, might be obtained from the bank until the crop, growing and severed might be got to market. I was not aware of their stopping discounts, &...
I drew on you lately for 43. D 27 C in favor of the Mutual assurance company , and must now ask the favor of you to send me by the return of post one hundred Dollars in bills from 20. to 5. D. I find it will be indispensable to reinstate 1500.D. of my late note in the bank: for within a fortnight of from this time I shall be obliged to draw on you from Bedford for 600.D. in favor of Brown &...
The season of paying my debts now coming upon me I requested you in my letter of the 15 th to make some remittances for me, to which I am now to add one of 200.D. to Benjamin Jones of Philadelphia , ironmonger, and another of one hundred and thirty Dollars to Ezra Sarjeant of New York printer. I do this on the presumption of the sales of my flour, as it gets down, putting you in funds for me....
On my return from Bedford I found here your two letters of Apr. 28. & May 4. I now inclose the note for 4300.D. signed. the deed to mr Taylor I immediately executed and forwarded to mr Randolph : but as the mail is slow between this & his residence, and it is to be acknoleged by him in his court and by me in mine, this will occupy time. but it will be all done & delivered before the 1 st...
Your letter of June 10. has been duly recieved. the 5. barrels of flour lately delivered by Craddock are a part of 20. barrels p r which he purloined out of a boatload sent from here in Octob. but which by a fall of the water did not get to Richm d until December. he withheld & sold 20. barrels & forged your reciept for the whole load. this parcel has been missing in our accounts until...
I have lately learnt that tobacco sells high & readily, and therefore would wish you to make sale of mine as soon as you think advisable. with respect to flour I suppose it best to give time for the European vesses vessels which would not adventure to sail until they learnt there our ratification of the treaty, to arrive and produce here a full competition of demand. this will be I suppose in...
I arrived here yesterday evening and find your’s of Oct. 27. covering a blank note for renewal in the bank, and hasten to sign and commit it to the post office of Lynchburg that it may be recieved in time. I draw on you this day for 75. Dollars in favor of Reuben Perry . the sheriff of this county has not yet called on me. his demand for taxes is, I am told, about 113.D. I learn here that salt...
I wrote to you from hence on the 9 th instant , requesting that my flour might not be kept on hand after this month, as the competition of the new crop would influence the sale of it. the prospect either of a peace in which we shall be included, or at least a continental peace which will open all the continent of Europe to our produce in neutral vessels may I hope give a spur to prices, tho’...
Your’s of Mar. 2. with the 100.D. inclosed had been duly recieved and that of the 13 th is now at hand. I inclose you the two notes for renewal for the 6 th of May & 8 th of July, ready signed. I some time ago pressed my manager in Bedford to send off immediately the little tob o I have there (about 5.
Your favor of the 8 th is recieved with my acc t from July 10. to that day. These accounts alone enable me to settle my flour rents with those who owe them, and to know if they have delivered all which should be delivered. in proceeding to this examinetion for the last year, I am stopped short by a chasm in the acc ts which I possess from the 13 th of april to the 10 th of July. for this...
On the 31 st Ult. I asked the favor of you to inclose me by mail 100.D. which I presume to be now on the way. in the mean time another call has come on me which obliges me to draw on you in favor of my grandson Th: J. Randolph for 120.D. I shall have one more of about the same amount in the course of this month which will I believe close my wants until the spring by which time my flour & tob o...
I have not learned whether at the last renewal of my note to the bank, it was enlarged or not, and in the present doubtful state of our medium I do not know whether I ought to wish it, except so far as to cover my taxes in Bedford & here, for which I must draw on you in a few days, and 50.D. which I must request you to send me by return of mail. the credit of the bank paper has become of...
Your’s of the 8 th is just recieved, and I learn with pleasure that 5½ & 5¾ D. can be had for flour. I have no hesitation in accepting these prices, preferring the latter at 60. days to the former in cash. if these prices therefore are still to be had, or even 5.D. be so good as to sell at once. I see nothing in the late news which may suddenly raise prices. the moment Johnson returns, I have...
I safely recieved the clover seed by mr Peyton’s boat Johnson again disappointed me in taking down 36. barrels of my flour, instead of the full load of both his boats. I shall no longer trust to him alone therefore, but on the return of the Milton boats (all of which went down at the same time) shall employ others to take down the whole. in truth I begin to be uneasy lest the market should...
since my last I have drawn on you in favor of Dabney Carr for 68. D 10 L. H. Girardin 25.D. Joseph Milligan 92.D. and this day in favor of Th: J. Randolph for 275.D. I set out tomorrow for Bedford , and shall probably be there to the last of the next month. Not knowing the day when my note of 1000.D. in bank will need renewal, I must ask the favor of you to notify me
I have recieved here your favor of the 13 th . I had seen on my way here Col o Nicholas who told me he had advised the suspension of my note until his return which was to be the last of that week, and of course I presume he is now in Richmond . I write by the mail to Charlottesville to desire my grandson to send you a proper order for the reciept of the money, the propriety of it’s going from...
Understanding that the 4. cases of wine shipped for me from Alexandria are arrived with you, and the state of our river rendering it improbable that it can be brought up than that under a month or six weeks, I send the bearer with a small cart, and pray you to deliver to him two cases. the other two may wait for either Johnson or Gilmore . if you can procure for me & send by him also a cheese...
Your’s of Aug. 11. came to hand yesterday & I now inclose the note of 3000.D. for the bank of the US. signed. I note the observations on the articles of 250.D. which I recollect, that of the 31. D of which I had not before been ascertained, and the 10. respecting which I have not the papers here, but I presume your corrections are right as to that as well as the others. accept the renewal of...
Your favor of June 10. is recieved. I had hoped that I had secured in your hands a sum of about 850. D. towards taking up my note of 1000.D. and that the flour to be sent down would secure the deficiency. but I see that the non-arrival of the tob o expected from Bedford, and short sale of the 16. B. flour (netting only 3.94) reduces that sum to 650.D. and the state of our river renders it but...
I wrote you on the 10 th from Poplar Forest, and on my arrival here my first attentions are to the state of my notes in bank. I find that on the 28 th of July I forwarded the last to you, and now therefore inclose one for 1700.D. for the bank of Virginia and of 2250.D. for that of the US. if I mistake the sums there is still time to correct them. I inclose also the one for 3000.D. in the bank...
I returned a few days ago from the springs , my health entirely prostrated by the use of the waters. they produced an imposthume , whic h with the torment of the journey back reduced me very low, so that I am not yet able to set up to write. but I am sensibly mending. my first attention has been to provide against your suffering as my endorse r by the bank curtailments. my grandson tells me he...
Your favor of the 13 th has by some accident lost a post. so that I am on this day only enabled to return you a blank note for renewal at the bank of Virginia, which I now do, with the assurance of my friendship and respect. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Your favors of Feb. 14. and Mar. 13 . were duly recieved. the last came to hand so as to allow time merely to reinclose my renewed note by return of the mail. The inexactitude of my mill-tenants has sometimes led me into erroneous information to you as to flour sent down on my account. I have lately obtained from mr T. E. Randolph a statement of all sent from Oct. 12 17 . 1814. to Feb. 21....
Just now returned from Bedford I find here your favor of Dec. 11. and without a moment’s loss of time I return you my renewed notes for the banks, and repeat the assurances of my great esteem & respect PoC ( DLC: TJ Papers , ser. 10); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “ M r Gibson ”; endorsement by TJ chipped. Enclosures not found. On this date TJ recorded renewing the...
I have been here since the 20 th of the last month, and am now within two or three days of my departure for Monticello . during this time no letters addressed to me have been transmitted on account of the slowness and uncertainty of the cross mail between the two places. I do not exactly know how I stand on your books, but my impression is that when I left Monticello I had nearly or quite...
I am entirely in despair, dear Sir, on account of the obstinate state of our river. such a thing has never been known before since the opening it’s navigation 50. years ago, that the drought of the summer which commenced in June should meet the ice of the winter, without a single interval for a boat to make a trip. for of the 100. Bar. of flour I sent from her e Oct. 10. I learn then 60....
A letter of the 5 th inst. from Col o W. C. Nicho s falls on me like a clap of thunder. in April was twelve-month he requested me to endorse 2. notes for him of 10,000 . D each, with an assurance that he would ask a continuance but for a year I yeilded with much reluctance strongly manifested in my answer, and a reliance that it’s temporary limit would secure me. that limit being past, I was...
While in Bedford I sent off two boat loads of flour, and a third was to follow, carrying in all between 140. & 150. barrels. we shall begin to send from hence immediately after the Christmas holidays. but we do not make half a crop here, nor more than half a one in Bedford . we shall soon see now whether the enemy mean to venture on riding in our bay through the winter. on that I suppose will...
I recieved yesterday your favor of Feb. 27. and one hundred Dollars inclosed in it. it was only one of the smallest size of Peacock’s ploughs which I wished to recieve: consequently his N o 4. would not answer my purpose. I have usually got my stock of red clover seed from the other side of the Blue ridge , but am quite disappointed there this year; and am therefore obliged to apply for it at...
In July last you were so kind as to remit for me to John Vaughan 550.D. this was for wines and books I ordered from Marseilles , Leghorn & Paris . these articles are just now beginning to arrive in different ports of the US. 2. boxes (one containing wine) which had arrived from Marseilles in Philadelphia were shipped by the Collector
Your favor of the 14 th is now recieved. the letter I wrote to the President, altho’ it proposed to get your son entered as a midshipman, was in it’s general terms such as to prepare the mind of the President for that or any equivalent favor, and to assure him of the gratification it would be to me: and I think it would be best for yourself or your son, in a letter to him referring to mine to...
I must ask the favor of you to send my acc t for Jan. Feb. Mar. with as little delay as convenient, this being the season of the year at which most of my engagements fall due. this renders it necessary for me to ask further that if any flour remains on hand, the quantity may be stated, as a full view of my funds is necessary to govern my draughts. my crop of wheat in Bedford , which from 400....
Your favor of July 14. was duly recieved with my acc t annexed, which I believe is all right except that to the balance of 662.19 should be added an error of 10.D. in the account of Dec. 31. 1816. where the proceeds of the sale of 175. Bar. flour for 1581.75 is mis-entered as 1571.75 this error of the copyist is easily rectified. I believe also I have not yet been credited the charge of 31.D....
This moment arrived here, I find your favor of June 26 and lest the notes should be wanting, I sign them without loss of time and inclose them with assurances of my great esteem & respect PoC (Mrs. T. Wilber Chelf, Mrs. Virginius Dabney, and Mrs. Alexander W. Parker, Richmond, 1944; photocopy in ViU: TJP ); on verso of portion of reused address cover; at foot of text: “ M r Gibson ”; endorsed...
Your favor of the 2 d inst. came to hand yesterday and I percieve that the sale of the last hhd of tob o 79.05 with the balance of 400.81 D stated in yours of May 16. enables me to request you to remit to mr Vaughan the sum of 444.D. this sum will answer a particular portion of the objects of my letters of Apr. 23. and May 12. which I wish to be expedited, and I shall shortly be able to make...
The term now approaching for the payment of my note to Th: J. Randolph for 1000.D. in the bank US. and other calls having obliged me to draw a part of the money left in your hands for that object I have taken a review of our transactions, as far as known to me, since the date of May 11. when the balance was 493.08 D in your favor, in order to see what sum is wanting to accomplish that note. it...
I have been here about a month and shall now within a day or two set out on my return to Monticello . on winding up my here I find my debts amount to 222.D. which sum I recieve from mr Robertson , and draw for the same on you in his favor. I found on my arrival here that mr Yancey had preferred employing the teams in getting in the new crop sown, rather than in carrying the old to Lynchburg :...
Your favor by the last post is recieved. I am sorry a load of my flour has turned out so badly. the mill will have to make it up in good flour in addition to 100. barrels I am still to recieve from it and forward. I It is unlucky that the embargo catches me with so much unsold. I expect however that as soon as the merchants have had time to fix on a channel of vent, it will rise again. the...
M r Mazzei’s repeated urgencies to sell his lot in Richmond could not leave a moment’s doubt as to the expediency of accepting a reasonable offer for it. but the research for the powers he gave me has taken considerable time, & ended not satisfactorily. I remember certainly the recieving from him a blank power of Attorney giving express power to sell his real property here. (I had long before,...
Your favor of the 16 th is recieved informing me you had then on hand 370. D. for which I could draw. accordingly on the 21 st I drew on you for 215.33 in favor of James Leitch, and on the 22 d for 150. in favor of Joel Wolfe. on the same day Johnson called on me for 56.67 for the carriage of the 90. barrels you had recieved & sold at the date of your letter and for 36.75 for the carriage of...
I recieved last night your favor of the 8 th covering my account down to May 10 I found that in my statement to you of Mar. 22. besides some minor articles. I had omitted all those for discounts, and a part of the curtailments, making a difference of about 1000. D. and consequently my note for discount should have been for 3000. D. for which sum therefore I now inclose one to mr Nicholas who...
After the departure of our mail of yesterday, I recieved a letter from mr Yancey at the Poplar Forest dated on the 12 th saying that on that day or the morrow a boat would leave Lynchburg with 7. hhds of my tob o weighing about 10,000℔. he speaks of 6. of them of excellent quality for which he could that day have 8½.D. in Lynchburg. perhaps it would have been better he should have taken it, as...
Yours of May 29. with 150.D. inclosed was duly recieved as is that also of June 5. I should not be for recieving the paiment of the monies for mr Mazzei before they are due on any other discount than of legal interest, say ½ per cent per month. I inclose you a letter I have recieved from mr Edmund Randolph , by which you will see that he executed our joint deed to mr Taylor on the 22 d of May...
I return by our first mail the note for renewal inclosed in your’s of the 20 th inst. and I am very thankful for the accomodation obtained, and payment remitted to Leroy and Bayard . if the Virginia bank cannot consistently with their rules renew it, I am in hopes that of the US. may come to my aid, as I understand it begins business this week. I observe a stamp on the paper you inclosed me;...
you be so good as to inclose 30. Dollars to Goodman , at Poplar Forest near Lynchburg ? mana ger there and has an immediate & pressing sum. Accept assurances of my esteem PoC (Robert Clark, Corporation for Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, 2011); left-hand corner torn away; at foot of text: “M r Patrick Gibson ”; endorsed by TJ. This document, located after the pertinent chronological volume was...
Your favor of the 24 th is recieved and the 700.D. therein inclosed. I have a letter from Derieux of the 8 th a paragraph of which will shew you that he is conscious of having no legal claim on mr Mazzei it is in these words. ‘our destiny, Sir, is in your hands. and if you will, you can yet save us from the deplorable situation which threatens us, by becoming our father & benefactor [advocate]...
I have been here a fortnight, and am likely to continue a fortnight longer, and therefore not in a situation to hear any thing about the price or prospect for flour. but I see nothing which promises such a change for the better as makes it advisable to keep what we have on th h and, on the contrary a competition with the new crop will soon lessen our chance of selling the old. I would...
Anxious to be on a sure footing as to provision for my additional note at the bank of Virginia , in the event of it’s not being within th e rule to renew it, I wrote to mr Nicholas President of the National branch bank of Richmond to know if I could be accomodated there with 2000.D. to be renewed for some months. his answer recieved yesterday is in thes e words. ‘we are restrained by the...