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III. Statement of Account with William Short, [ca. 13 April–May 1800]

III. Statement of Account with William Short

William Short in account with Th: Jefferson

1793. Cr. Dollars
Nov. 22. By cash of Patrick Kennon 109.83
[1794.]
Jan. 1. By int. on stock recd. from US. (by self.) 390.62
Apr. 1. By do. (J. Ross.) 390.62
July 1. By do. Lownes 390.62
Oct. 1. By do. do. 390.62
1795.
Jan. 1. By do. do. 390.62
Apr. 1. By do. Barnes.  390.62
By nett proceeds 2. certif. of stock sold by do. 3741.60 4132.22
May. 8. By do. certif. 3. pr, Ct. 2355.01 D @ 11/7 = 1364.52
deferred 2150. @ 14/ = 1505.
2869.52
charges   15.22 2854.30
July 1. By nett proceeds of certif. for 7504.42 deferrd. stock @ 14/5 5379.53
By int. on stock recd from US. by Barnes  314.55 5694.08
1796.
Mar. 5. By int. for Oct. 1. 95. & Jan. 1. 96. recd. by J. Barnes 625.95
10. By dividend of principal now payable. recd by J.B.  306.84
off ½ p.c. commn.    1.54 305.30
Apr. 1. By int. on stock recd from US. by J. Barnes 230.13
By principal of do. now payable   84.42
314.55
off ½ p.c. commn.   1.55 313.  
July 1. By int. & principal recd from US. by J. Barnes 313.  
Aug. 1. By rent from Charles Lively for 96. 20.  
Dec. 27. By int. & princip. of stock recd from US. by J. Barnes 313.  
 
1797.
Feb. 8. By do.  621.39
off commn.   3.11 618.28
14. By rent from Price for 96. 20.  
Apr. 10. By do. from Haden for 96. 40.  
June. 30. By do. from Cornelius for 96. 66.67
July 1. By int. &c. for Apr. 1. & July 1. now recd from US. by J.B.  629.10
off commn.   3.15 625.95
Oct. 19. By int. for Oct. 1. now recd. of US. by J. Barnes nett. 313.  
1798.
Jan. 17. By int. & princ. of stock recd from US. by J.B. 6. p.ct.  536.97
3. p.ct.   84.42
621.39
off. commn.   3.11 618.28
Apr. 4. By int. of stock now recd from US. by J.B. 314.55–1.55 313.  
July 3. By do. 6 p.ct. 230.13 + 3 p.ct. 82.42 = 312.55 off commn. 1.55 311.  
27. By rent from Cornelius for 97. 66.67
Aug. 6. By do. from Lively for 97. 20.  
17. By do. from Price for 97. 20.  
19,666.63
D
Brought forward Cr 19,666.63
1798.
Oct. 3. By int. on stock recd from US. by J. Barnes 314.55–1.55 313.  
Nov. 21. By cash from E. Pendleton for E. Randolph on acct. US. £500 1666.67
Dec. 31. By do. £300 1000.  
1798.1
Jan. 14. By do. £400 1333.33
Sep. 29. By Lively’s rent for 98. 20.  
Oct. 1. By Haden’s do. for 97 40.  
7. By Price’s do. for 98. 20.  
24,059.63
 
1795. Dr. Dollars
Apr. 1. To pd Pollard for D. Ross for 20. canal shares @ 18/ 3600.  
20. To pd Wm. C. Carter in part for lands. Indian camp 900.  
22. To do. 2000   
June 3. To do. 600.  
5. To do. 600.  
6. To do. 100   
7. To do. 100   
8. To do. 100   
9. To do. 100   
10. To do. 100   
11. To do. 100.  
24. To pd Heron & Pollard for 7. Jas. R. canal shares @ £54. & Pollard’s comn. 1272.50
Aug. 3. To pd W. C. Carter for lands in full 524.83
12. To pd Harrison for 6. Jas. R. canal shares @ 18/ and commn. 1090.75
1796
Dec. 26. To pd Chas. Johnston requisitions on loan for canal shares 135.  
1797.
Jan. 3. To pd Chas. Johnston do. 543.18
Aug. 14. To pd Jesse Lewis a Commissioner’s ticket for your land .40
Sep. 1. To pd Charles Johnston 3d. requisition for canal shares 330.  
12,196.66
Brought forward Dr. 12,196.66
1799.
Jan. 9. To deposited for you in J. Barnes’s hands, who now opens acct with you 1200.  
Feb. 22. To do. 900.  
25. To do. 150.  
Nov. 21. To paid taxes for your Green sea lands for 93.4.5.7. 5.  
Balance due W. Short exclusive of interest 9607.97
24,059.63

MS (ViW); entirely in TJ’s hand; arranged by TJ with the debit column to the left of the credit column, although without aligning dates in the two columns; both columns carried forward and completed on verso of page. Enclosed in TJ to Short, 13 Apr. 1800.

Perhaps in preparation for this statement TJ made extracts of his financial memoranda for the payments from Edmund Pendleton recorded above under 21 Nov., 31 Dec. 1798, and 14 Jan. 1799. Those transactions appear in TJ’s memorandum books under 8 and 22 Jan. 1799. On the same page of extracts TJ also copied his financial memoranda detailing the deposits made to Short’s credit on 9 Jan. and 22, 25 Feb. 1799. In addition he made the notation, “Sep. 16. see an entry of no acct.,” referring to an entry he added to the margin of his financial memoranda at 16 Sep. 1799 regarding two sums he first recorded as charged to Short but then changed after hearing from John Barnes (MS in MoSHi: Jefferson Papers; entirely in TJ’s hand; undated; at head of text: “Mm book. 1799. Extracts”; the note about 16 Sep. 1799 follows the extract from 25 Feb. and the 22 Jan. extract comes last; in left margin TJ indicated the appropriate page numbers of his financial memoranda; the February 1799 extracts and the reference to 16 Sep. 1799 have been struck through by a single diagonal stroke); see MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:996–8, 1006, and TJ to Barnes, 16 Sep. 1799.

According to TJ’s financial memoranda it was not to Jesse Lewis but to James Lewis that he made the payment of 40 cents on 14 Aug. 1797 (MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:968–9).

1Thus in MS, but should be “1799.”

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