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Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 24 June 1811

To George Jefferson

Monticello June 24. 11

Dear Sir:

Yours1 of the 20th was recieved yesterday inclosing my account balance2 3128.603 and the estimated amount of 54. Barrels flour unsold, to be drawn for— there should be still4 near 50. Barrels more to be recieved from Bedford. In consequence of your permission I am drawing on you as follows:

  Dr. Everett of5 Charlottesville  42.20
Gen.l Wm. Chamberlayne of N. Kent  59.746
Jones & Howell Phila.  500.7
James Lyle 1000.
D. Higginbotham 1500.
3101.948

all those will present draughts, except Jones & Howell whom I inform by letter that you will9 be so good as to remit them 500 Dol. immediately, which I must pray you to do. besides the order to D. Higginbotham, I give him one on you for the proceeds of the 7 hhds tob. sent from this place whenever you shall have sold it. they are supposed10 to yield something upwards of 12,000 weight. if it is not too troublsome,11 I will ask to know what has been the fate of the single hhd of tobo sent last, the overseer who made it, solliciting me to12 enquire, as he supposes it much superior to that which went from another plantation. in addition to the above draughts I will pray you to forward me by post 150. Dollars. some symptoms of indisposition & the heat of the weather have induced me to defer my journey to Poplar Forest yours with combined13 affection.

Th: Jefferson

P.S. I returned the note for the bank signed at 3000D.

Tr (TJ Editorial Files); typescript by Isaac Mendoza Book Co., New York, 1941; between signature and postscript: “Mr. Jefferson.”

SJL records letters of 24 June 1811 from TJ to jones & howell and to David higginbotham, not found, as well as Higginbotham’s missing reply to TJ of 25 June 1811, received from Milton the same day.

1Typescript: “Upirs.”

2Typescript: “balanxe.”

3Typescript: “3124.60.” Correct figure supplied from Jefferson to TJ, 20 June 1811.

4Typescript: “atill.”

5Typescript: “pf.”

6Typescript: “59.70.” Correct figure supplied from MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1266, and TJ to Chamberlayne, 24 June 1811.

7Typescript: “200.” Correct figure supplied from MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1266.

8Typescript: “3101.90.”

9Typescript: “wull.”

10Typescript: “suppose.”

11Punctuation corrected from period by Editors.

12Typescript: “ti.”

13Thus in typescript.

Index Entries

  • Chamberlayne, William; TJ pays search
  • Everette, Charles; TJ pays search
  • flour; from Poplar Forest search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and medical services for TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
  • Higginbotham, David; letters from accounted for search
  • Higginbotham, David; letters to accounted for search
  • Higginbotham, David; TJ pays search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); letters to search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); payments made for TJ search
  • Jones & Howell (Philadelphia firm); letters to accounted for search
  • Jones & Howell (Philadelphia firm); TJ pays search
  • Lyle, James; TJ pays search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); flour from search
  • overseers; crop share of search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); flour from search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visit to search
  • tobacco; TJ’s income from search