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your note of today is before me. I have notised the contents & am sorry its not in my power to discharge the ballence of the Rent due at this time. but hope it will be in my power in a few days as I have sold and deliverid to M r Shoemaker all the old wheat I had on hand for the express purpose of paying of that claim— as soon tharefore as M r Shoemaker returns who is now gone to Fredricksburg...
M r Bacon had to buy 60. barrels of corn for me, and he understood that you had agreed at court to deliver that quantity. but n a note which he sent you for a waggon load this morning being returned to him without any other answer, seemed to imply a negative of the bargain. my people at Lego having been without bread yesterday, & to be so to-day till we could buy it, I was obliged to send off...
January 10th 1795 MS ( MHi ); in Alexander’s hand; endorsed by TJ: “Stock. Shadwell Christmas 94”; notation on verso, by TJ: “delivd. 8 hides 171 Ib soal,” which refers to hides for shoe leather (see Betts, Farm Book Edwin M. Betts, ed., Thomas Jefferson’s Farm Book , Princeton, 1953 , 41).
I am this moment about to start after some boat men who was to have landed with wheat for me this morning. as soon tharefore as we get them load ed ed . I will be glad to ride to the lands with M r Randolph . I hope we will be able to affect an amicable accomodation of the matter in question betwen my you and my self. without haveing recorse to the disagreeable alternative of calling on our...
Having been obliged to purchase corn this year to the amount of 1200.D and great engagements on that account becoming due at our next court & from thence to the 1 st of July , I had otherwise arranged with mr Higginbotham to whom your last year’s rent had been destined, so as to avail myself of it for these pressing calls. and I counted on the reciept of it not only from the advanced season of...
M r Randolph has communicated to me your propositions of compromise which he committed to writing from memory. to some of these I accede, to some I cannot. 1. I consent to your retaining the open grounds between Shadwell & the road you described for 2. years. 2. to your having the crop of wheat you have sown in the belted lands. 3. to your tending in tob o this year the other belted lands...
When I saw you at court I requested you would not meddle with any grounds without the 8. fields of Shadwell till we should settle our difference as to Lego . yet in my ride to-day I percieve you have ploughed a considerable piece of ground outside of those fields. if we cannot settle this question between ourselves, or by disinterested neighbors, I shall not decline the umpirage of the law,...
yesterday at Montecelo , I omited to Consult you with respect to a pease of ground which I wish to Clear at shadwell , of about two or three acres. for the purpose of fire wood and rails. there is very little timber on it. owing in part to the Waggoners Commiting depredations when encamping at the place—as also rails taken from it at different times to repair the fenceing burnt by them. the...
Our lease witheld the right of clearing within the limits of Shadwell for a reason, well considered, that there is not now as much woodland on the tract as will maintain it in fences and firewood. it gives a right to cut rails & firewood leaving the smaller growth to supply it’s place in time, and being it’s only chance of supply renders it indispensable that that should be left, and the...
Being extremely pressed by mr Higginbotham I must again urge you on the subject of the arrearages of your rent. this has been rendered the more necessary by a total disappointment of mr Shoemaker to pay the order on him in favor of mr Higginbotham who had a right to expect a large sum from these two resources. your answering your balance to him therefore will oblige Sir PoC ( MHi ); at foot of...