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I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 21st. instant enclosing Mr. John Barnes’s draft on Mr. Joseph Boyce at three days sight for $200., which is accepted, and which shall be applied as you direct. In making this first acknowledgment Sir, I cannot refrain from making another—I cannot refrain from endeavouring to convey to you by words some faint idea of the obligations I feel...
Mr. Boyce somewhat contrary to my expectation this day took up Mr. Barnes’s draft—I have paid Mr. Walker $103.92. & to an order of Mr. Millers, a part of the sum which you direct to be paid him. I am Very respectfully Dear Sir Your Mt. Obt. servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr. Philada.”; endorsed by TJ as received 11 Jan. 1798 and so recorded in SJL . On 21 Dec. 1797 TJ...
I have received your favor of the 14th.—Your instructions respecting the wheat for the agricultural society, shall be strictly attended to. I have been looking out for such as you describe, but have not yet been able to meet with any; though hope soon to procure some which is genuine. Mr. Buchanan has shewn me your lot of ground. a Mr. Gaddy has enclosed a small part of it, on which he has...
I received by yesterdays post a letter from Mr. Randolph in which he enquires of me whether you have any nail rod here? and desires if you have, that I will send it up immediately, as the naillery is almost at a stand for want of it. I am induced to give you this information least Mr. R. should conclude I have some in my possession, and for that reason delay acquainting you with the want of...
This post has brought me yours of the 8th. Johnston has no nail rod of yours—the last he received for you he forwarded in November last. I had made this enquiry previously to my last , but omitted to inform you of it. That which was seen in his lumberhouse the first of February I expect belonged to a person of his name in this place, which he informs me was sent to him about that time by...
Capt. Potter with the nail rods Molasses and seeds did not arrive here until the day before yesterday. I have this day sent up the seeds by a Waggon, & two Tons of the nail rod by a boat; the balance, and the Molasses, I expect to send tomorrow. I have been endeavouring agreeably to your request to procure business for Mr. Lewis—but have not yet heard of any place; if I should, I will give you...
The sloop Sally Capt. Potter did not arrive until yesterday—which was occasioned chiefly by a considerable fresh in the river which met him at Osburnes, where he was detained in consequence of it about a week. he called though I understand at Norfolk. The harpsichord & box of plants are forwarded to Milton by a boat as you directed. I have at length sent the two barrels of wheat for Sir John...
Your favor of the 6th. came duly to hand. I have in conformity to your direction disposed of your Tobacco at $:13. payable the 1st. of Octr. & the 12th. of Novr., to a Mr. Hooper. I offered it to every person who I thought was acquainted with it’s superior quality, except to Mr. Brown—to whom Mr. Randolph (who is now in Town) offered it with his own. Mr. B. having refused positively to give...
Capt. Potter arrived to day with the things mentioned in the bill of lading which you enclosed in your letter of the 10th.— They shall be forwarded by the first boat going to Milton. I wish the beer which you desired Mr. Hay should have bottled for you could accompany them, but fear it will not—as it appears as if I shall not be able to prevail on Mr. H. to have it done; he has frequently...
I was by last post favor’d with yours of the 20th. inclosing manifests for 10 Hhds: Tobacco weighing 16447 ld. which I have delivered to Mr. Hooper. I am extremely sorry that I could not with the smallest degree of propriety even hint it was my wish (because it is yours) that he should give security; much less could I demand it. although it is customary in Philadelphia to have some guarantee,...
Concluding you will be anxious to know when the things go up which came by Capt. Potter, I have to inform you that there is a boatman now down who has engaged to take them, & who sets off up tomorrow. They should have been forwarded sooner, but that most of the Milton boats had stopped running, in consequence of the water having been very low. there is now a little swell in the river which has...
I am much surprised at not having yet heard any thing of the order which you mentioned having sent me on Mr. Hopkins. I however suppose it cannot have miscarried, & therefore conclude that you must have directed it to be forwarded, & it has been delayed. Have the goodness if you please to send me an order by next post on the Inspectors at Shockoe for a Hhd: Tobo. of yours—I did not suppose as...
At the request of Mr. Darmsdatt I send you the enclosed account . I this morning forwarded your nail-rod (3 Ton) and a Tea-chest—having informed the boatmen that I would not engage to give them 3/. ⅌ hundred as I had done in several instances, because you generally had it carried up for less—and that they must therefore settle it with you. I advanced one of them (P. Gibson , alias Mingo...
Your favor of the 14th. inclosing an order on the Inspectors for a Hhd: of Tobacco I did not receive until friday last, it having been sent from Milton to Philadelphia. I return you the letter to Mrs. E. which was also inclosed, being informed she is gone to Monticello. I am Dear Sir Your Very Obt. servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 2 Aug....
Mr. Hooper has at length after disappointing me several times, taken up his note for your Tobacco which became due the 1st. instant—after deducting your draft in favor of Mr. Wickham for $:1000—which he informs me was paid at maturity. I hope he will be more punctual in the next payment, as his failure in this instance I am certain was owing to the fever in Philada. & N. York—which prevented...
Mr. Hooper has made payment in full for your Tobacco, deducting $:1000-for your other draft, in favor of Mr. James Lyle; which he informs me he has taken up. I subjoin an account of the sale, & am Dear Sir Your Very Obt. Hbl: servt. 1798 May 15— To Thomas Hooper—pble. 1st. Octr. & 12th. Novr.— PF  TI– 32 — 137 — 1568 } Spring 44 — 137 — 1641 52
[I] have merely to advise you that I h[ave] to night [delive]red your letter to Colo. Taylor ; presuming from the purport of your note that it may be satisfactory to you to know he has received it. I am Dear Sir Your Very Obt. Hbl: servt. RC ( MHi ); stained; at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr. Monticello.” Recorded in SJL as received 6 Dec. 1798. Letter to Colo. Taylor : TJ to John...
I was informed by Mr. Joseph Roberts in a letter of the 14th. ultimo that he had shipped on board the rising sun Capt. Adderson 120 bundles of nail-rod on your account.—I was informed some days ago upon enquiring after her, that there was a report she was lost, her hands having all deserted her—this report the norfolk paper by last post confirmed, as you will find from the inclosed. I have to...
The preceding is a copy of a notice which Mr. Call, (who has taken charge of Mr. Washington’s business) gave me a few days ago; the original of which I forwarded by this mornings post to Mr. Randolph, with a request that he will have it executed and returned to me. Mr. C. called to advise with me upon the subject, & concurred in opinion with me that this would be a better plan, than sending it...
Your favors of the 10th. & 12th. both came to hand by last nights post—your draughts therein mentioned, in favor of Mr. Strange for £95.8., and Mr. Richard for $:1200—, are accepted. With respect to my having paid freight on your things up the river contrary to your direction; I have to observe—that I perfectly recollect your having given me such direction—and, as perfectly, that I have never...
Your favor of the 22d. is duly received. I have several times seen the part owner of the sloop rising sun, whom I before mentioned to you, who informs me the Capt. has not yet recovered his health—if he does not shortly, so as to be enabled to go round to the vessel this Gentlemen has determined positively to go himself—of which I will give you information. So far from most of your Tobo. being...
Your favors of the 31st. ultimo & 7th. instant came duly to hand. The little Sam with the nail-rod &c. has not yet arrived. I find that clover seed here is very scarce; there is none except in the hands of one person—the price is $:12.—for red & 15 for white. as this (in the whole) is the same as at Philada., I should have taken it, but it is not of the last years growth—and I am told cannot...
The nail rod, hoop iron, & molasses arrived yesterday—& are forwarded to Milton. The chimney-piece has never yet come down. Your very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr. Philada.”; endorsed by TJ. Recorded in SJL as received 26 Feb. 1799.
Your favor of the 16th. inclosing your draught on Mr. John Barnes for $:350 I have received. Mr. Pendleton not having made any further payment, I shall endeavour to dispose of the dft: agreeably to your direction—I calculate though on meeting with some difficulty in doing it, owing to there being so many more persons who wish to draw money from Philada., than who wish to remit there; this...
I intended to have written you by Mr. Richardson myself , but was out of the way. Since that 10 Hhds: more of your Tobacco have come down, from Bedford, making in all 19—so that there is now only one remaining— This article is now very dull at 48/. & 50/ Cash, a prime parcel of 40 Hogsheads I understand was sold a few days ago at 9$: on a credit of 90 days. I hope the next accounts from Europe...
I am favor’d with yours by to nights post—I think I wrote you by last post that the chimney piece was forwarded to Phila. I am however not certain—having written in haste, & which having been of but little consequence I did not copy. The little Jim with your groceries arrived to day—but the Capt. could not get to the wharf to deliver them—which is unfortunate as there are several Milton boats...
Your favor of the 18th. I have received, and am sorry to find that you have engaged to give Johnston a back load; as the last of Doctor Bache’s things were sent up to day—and Mr. Trist has not had any thing here for some time except a few articles which were forwarded up by a waggon Your nail-rod I hope will now shortly come round from North Carolina, as one of the owners of the rising sun has...
I sent you to day by Wm. Johnston 16 barrels Herrings & one of shad—I also sent with them one barrel Herrings for Mrs. Trist. Darmsdatt says they generally come about a thousand in a barrel. I am Dear Sir Your very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr. Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 31 May and so recorded in SJL .
Your favor of the 29th. is duly received. I will with much pleasure attend to the books at Mr. Wythes—I have as yet heard nothing of your negro—I have spoken to the Constables but they neither know him, or recollect having been desired to find him. I was in hopes Bob Hemmings knew something about him, but he does not—I have desired him to find out Mr. Whaley & to make enquiry, but as yet he...
Your favor of the 8th. inclosing Manifests for twelve hogsheads Tobo. was just handed me by the post rider—I will attend to the shipment of the ten Hhds: to N. York as you direct; it is getting something better with us, but must mend considerably before ten dollars can be obtained. I call’d on Mr. Wythe agreeably to your request—he informed me that some of the labels had got off the books but...
I find since closing my letter that I have omitted to inform that Anderson Rowe has never yet brought down the Hhd: of Tobo. you mention—he called when he was last down & informed us that he would bring it the next trip—but we find there is no kind of confidence to be placed in him—he brought us a manifest which we return to you—as you sent us one for the same Hhd:—W. Johnston did not bring a...
I have made enquiry respecting the price of flour at the time you mention & find that the highest current price was 6.½$: for fine & 7$: for supr. fine—Johnston sold a few barrels of S.F. to the bakers in Janr. 98 at 7.½$: but he does not conceive that to be the price by which you should be governed. we also sold a small quantity in the same way at the same price—10 barrels at a time was the...
Your favor of the 3d. inclosing a duplicate draught on Mr. Barnes for $:800.—is duly received; having had occasion to remit some money to N. York we inclosed your first dft: to Mr. Barnes, and requested him to forward the amot. to our correspondent there—you will therefore consider this money as being in our hands & will draw on us accordingly. We some days ago sent 20 bundles of your nail rod...
Your favor of the 12th. is received. Bob having found some Center which arrived a few days ago I sent you a dozen bottles by a waggoner of the name of Smith who was to leave it at Mr. Higganbothams—I paid him for the carriage. I sent you yesterday by H. Faris 6 ℔. lamp-black with some Herrings of Mr. Eppes’s. The bottle of lemon juice which was sent you I found upon enquiry was a present from...
Your favor of the 19th is duly recd. If I do not meet with a waggon tomorrow I will send the sugar you want by a boat, as there are some now down. I sent you a few days ago by a Mr. Bings waggon to the care of Colo. Bell the articles at foot. The box from Mr. Barnes has not yet arrived. I am Dear Sir Yr. Very humble servt. 1 dozn. bottles Center @ 7/. £4– 4–  6 ℔. patent yellow 3/6 1– 1–  10...
Not having been able to meet with any Havanna sugar I send you a barrel of brown, by Mr. Hendersons boat. Yr. Very humble servt. 246 – 18 – 228 ℔s. @ 88/.     £10 – 7. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 2 Sep. and so recorded in SJL .
I have received a bill of lading of Mr. Roberts for 3 tons of nail-rod shipped on your account the 28th. ultimo; supposing you will be glad to know when you will probably receive a supply, I have concluded to give you this information. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt Tobacco 30/. Cash wheat 8/. & 8/.6. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr. Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as...
I received by last post two of your favors of the 14th. & one of the 17th.— The Exors: of the late Benja. Harrison are, Carter Harrison, & Benja. Harrison of Brandon; a Mr. Wm. Wiseham of this place is however their agent & is to have the settlement of the business.—I therefore gave your letter to him, as he has the books &c. in his possession: he promised to draw off Mr. Shorts account from...
Mr. Pollard has again disappointed me in the power of Attorney—and again promises by next post. It is however of but little consequence, as I understand it is only on extraordinary occasions that the individuals of the company have any thing to do—The business being done mostly by directors; even their appointment is considered more as a matter of form than any thing else—as it is understood...
I have duly received your two favors of the 8th. with the Certificates therein mentioned. Your Tobo. shall be shipped as you desire in the first Vessel to be had—together with Mrs. Keys, provided her order arrives in time; and if not, it shall go as soon thereafter as possible. The Auditors Office having been shut I could not learn whether or not any thing has been done with the land of Mr....
I am duly favor’d with yours of the 15th. with the nine manifests therein mentioned; I am sorry they did not come sooner as the last of your Tobo. was shipped to day—13 Hhds: on board the Sloop Little Sam Capt. Dickey, & 13 on board the Sloop Nancy Capt. Oliphant—these with the six shipped to New York make up your quantity except one Hhd: which the Inspectors say is not in the warehouse...
I now forward you annexed a list of your Tobo.—Mrs. Keys nine Hhds: were shipped to-day on board the Schooner Polly Capt. Crowell. Pickett Pollard & Johnston have applied to me for a small balance of 43/. due them by you. is it right—& shall I pay it? I inclose you Mr. Hanson’s receipt for £159–9–4 & am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. TI No. 121 131 1496 } 121 Shipped to New York 95 131 1527...
You will observe by referring to my letter of the 18th. ultimo that I made a mistake of £10– in adding together the money I recd. for the principal of your Certificates & that for the Interest—I recd. £169–9–4 instead of £159 as I informed you—& which I did not discover until after I had paid Mr. H. I give you at foot the amot. of expences paid on Mrs. Keys Tobo. Yr. Very humble servt. Storage...
Your favor of the 19th. was duly received. I have applied where Mr. R. got your Stockings and find they are all sold. The balance of your nail-rod was sent up some time ago with the bottles & Corks which you ordered. I have since received 4 tons more of nail-rod, & some hoop-iron, which shall be shortly forwarded. Molasses here has got up to 3/6 & will probably be higher before I can again...
At a late meeting of the James River company they directed their Treasurer to return one fourth of the 30 dollars ⅌ share which has been borrowed from the members of the company; the Interest on which will stop tomorrow—You will therefore be intitled to draw on account of Mr. Shorts 33 shares $:247.½, exclusive of Interest to this time. I attended the meeting but was informed I could not...
Your favor of the 12th. inclosing a Treasury draft for $:800—& an order on the Treasurer of the James River Company in favor of Mr. Barnes for whatever sums of principal or Interest there may be due from the company to Mr. Short, is duly received. I have endeavoured as you desired to assist Mr. Brydie in the disposal of a draught for Mr. Key’s money, but without effect. I have just sent to him...
On presenting your order in favor of Mr. Barnes at the Office of the Treasurer of the James River Company, we were informed he was out of Town and that they could not ascertain to a certainty the sum due Mr. Short; for which reason they requested I would hold the order until Mr. P.s return , as they expect him in about a week. The sum however which they think due is £127–16–8—£74–5– being...
Mr. Pollard having returned only yesterday I to-day received of him on account of your order in favor of Mr. Barnes £127–16–8. Only 28 bundles of the half crown nail-rod is yet brought down; the balance being left on the way, the boatman having taken in an over-load. The balance I suppose will shortly be here. I have paid Mr. Thomas Gordon the sum you directed & am Dear Sir Your Very humble...
I should before this have sent you Mr. Anthony’s receipt for the 28 bundles of nail-rod that are down, and which I have delivered—but he is from home, and his Clerk refuses to grant a receipt, as he says he has received no instruction upon the subject. This information I should have given you sooner, but Mr. A has been expected from day to day ever since I received your letter; I however think...
Mr. Anthony’s Clerk being at length instructed to receive the nailrod I inclose you his receipt for that which is delivered; the balance has not yet come down. I sent your letter to Mr. Eppes by the way of Petersburg having a few days previous to the receipt of it got one from him in which he desired me to write to him in that way; it is therefore unaccountable how he came not to get your...