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I must ask the favor of you to call on mr Callender & to inform him that I have recieved his letter; that his fine will be remitted, but that as it requires the presence of the head of the department, it cannot be done till his arrival, which will be in a very few days. the moment he is here & qualified, it shall be dispatched. A cask of clover seed marked TMR. is gone to the address of...
I am now about to address you on a subject which I am very apprehensive may be deemed obtrusive and impertinent; for it certainly does not become me to advise you what your conduct should be—as my acquaintance with you does not justify such a liberty, and much less am I justified, from ability to give counsel: but being by my Brother placed under the disagreeable necessity of forwarding the...
I have to acknowlege the receipt of yours of Mar. 4. and to express to you the delight with which I found the just, disinterested & honorable point of view in which you saw the proposition it covered. the resolution you so properly approve had long been formed in my mind. the public will never be made to believe that an appointment of a relative is made on the ground of merit alone,...
Your favor of the 27th. ultimo came duly to hand. The current Cash price of Tobacco is now from 35/. to 36/.—42/. has however been given where it has been opened and approved of; which price I was to day offered for yours in that way—and suppose the person would give it on my receiving an answer from you. I do not think it probable though that you will approve of such a plan, as it operates...
I am desired by Mr. Hanson to request that you will authorise some one to receive of him six bonds of yours which are discharged, as he intends in the course of next month to leave this Country for Europe. he says that he wrote to you upon this subject some time ago, and as he has not since heard from you, concludes his letter must have miscarried. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. RC (...
Yours of Apr. 6 is recieved; so is the syrop of punch forwarded by you. I must ask the favor of you to call on Colo. Carrington & pay him 30. Dollars on account of Matthew Rhodes collector of the direct tax of this county. also to pay mr Jones & mr Pleasants, a year’s subscription for their papers , and notify them that they may annually apply to you for the paiment without awaiting the...
I this moment recieve your favor on the subject of my bonds , [the] possession of mr Hanson, and now inclose you an authority to recieve them, of which I notify him by this post . I am Dear Sir Your’s affectionately PrC ( MHi ); faint; letterpressed at head of same sheet as TJ to Richard Hanson, 17 Apr.; at foot of sheet below Hanson letter: “Mr. George Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on...
I did not know till this moment that the manifests for my tobo. [passed] at Milton the last winter had not been sent to you. I am now sending off a messenger to Milton for them. if they arrive before the departure of this letter they shall be inclosed. if not, some other private conveyance from our [court] shall be sought, so at farthest they shall go by the next post. I hope it will be no...
I now inclose you the manifests for my tobo. of the Milton inspection & growth of the last year, being 7. hhds weighing 10,028 th total. Mr. Eppes’s draughts on you on my account are now fixed to mr Bell 300. D. paiable June 16. Doctr. Shore 800. D. paiable July 12. mr. Haxhall 500. D. paiable July 16. for all of which I will make provision in your hands in time to prevent the inconvenience of...
I wrote you on the 17th. of April accepting 7. D. for my tobo. by return of the post which brought the offer: and on the 21st. I inclosed you the manifests of the Albemarle part of it. those of Bedford you had before. I have not heard whether you closed the sale. I expect that fine hams for table use can be obtained in Richmond & it’s vicinities; by which I do not mean large, but rather small...
I inclose you a bill of lading just recieved for a quarter cask of wine shipped by Henry Sheaff of Philadelphia to your address by my order. the wine is intended for mr [Thos.] Randolph to replace some I borrowed of him. be therefore so good as to forward it to him by the Milton boats, but one whose fidelity may be relied on. perhaps you had better ask mr Randolph’s advice by what boat to send...
Your favor of the 3d. came duly to hand. I will make every exertion to procure the hams you want, but am apprehensive it may not be in my power; as I am informed that such as you describe are seldom to be had in this neighbourhood. I may perhaps however meet with some. Having been told of a Gentleman in Town who has been in the habit of getting hams from Smithfield where I understand they are...
Yesterday your’s of the 7th. came to hand. I am very glad you have sold my tobacco. the expences of my outfit are so very heavy in the beginning that I shall labour hard for three or four months to come. I wish it were possible to find some means, other than bank bills, to make you the remittances of 300. D. June 16. for Bell, 800. D. July 12. for Shore, & 500. D. July 16. for Haxhall. I do...
Your favor of the 6th. inclosing a bill of lading for a quarter cask of wine for Mr. T.M.R. together with a bill of Exchange on James Govan for £100—Sterling for the use of Mr. Grymes’s son & daughters under the direction of Mr. E. Randolph—is duly received. Mr. R. proposes to take the bill and to furnish the necessary articles; which from your letter I cannot refuse—altho’ from the manner in...
Your favor of the 12th. inclosing $:50—on my private account is received. I have to-day received a box of dum-fish, and a keg of tongues and sounds for you from New York. I am somewhat apprehensive they should go to Washington, but I cannot suppose if that had been intended, that Mr. Barnes would have directed them to be sent to my care—I shall therefore forward them to Monticello. I concluded...
Colo. Macon having delayed sending in the hams as soon as I expected—and not having been able to get a vessel to take them immediately on their arrival—it was only to day that I put them on board one for Norfolk, to the care of Mr. Warren Ashley our correspondent there, with directions to him to forward them to Mr. Barnes by the very first opportunity. There are nine dozen of them, weighing...
I have to day received of Mr. Creed Taylor $:679.84 in part of Littlebury Mosby’s bond to Mr. Short , of which I have informed Mr. Barnes. Mr. T. expects shortly to receive the balance. Judgment was obtained last Court against Mayo; but he has appealed, with the mere view I suppose of delay. The quarter Cask of wine which you intended for Mr. Randolph was received in my absence, and had been...
We have at length heard from the person in Smithfield (Mr. George Purdie) of whom enquiry was made some time ago respecting hams. Mr. P. is a person remarkable for curing good bacon; he writes that he has not any of his own, but that he thinks he can get from among his neighbours such as will suit your purpose. We have therefore requested that if he can procure such as you describe, he will...
I acknowledged yesterday the receipt of yours of May 28. and have not since seen mr Barnes . but as I have to remit you a larger sum in the course of a week, it will certainly be better that you retain the 679.84 D of mr Short’s in part of what I have to remit and mr Barnes will place so much here to the credit of mr Short. I only wish that these new exchanges may not enter into the account...
In reply to your note (which should have been sooner answered) I have to inform you that there is no plaister of paris to be got in this place; of course you will have to order it from Philadelphia. I left Edgehill the day before yesterday when Mrs. R. and the family were well. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as...
By a letter recieved this day I find that Mr. John Watson has recieved in Albemarle 100. D. in part of the 285. D. which I had desired you to pay him. consequently you will have had to pay him 185. D. only. as this difference will probably, with the 679.84 D exchanged with mr Short, cover your [loss in part] for me to Bell on the draught of mr Eppes , & [such other] draughts as have been made....
William Stewart having to day called on me on his way to Monticello, I advanced him $:40—on his shewing me a letter from you in which he is referred to us. I am apprehensive that you employed him on a very slight acquaintance—or else on a recommendation in which you placed too much reliance. He was with me twice to day (once in the morning) and was either much intoxicated, or is actually a...
I inclose you a treasury draught on Colo. Carrington [for] fifteen hundred dollars to meet mr Eppes’s draughts on you [for] 800. D. payable to Dr Shore the 12th. and 500. D payable to mr [Haxhall] on the 16th. inst. the surplus to go towards covering your advances [for] the hams &c . I have furnished you lately too sparingly with cash. the fact is that my Outfit has been so very heavy that [it...
I inclose you a draught of the Columbia bank on the bank of the US. for 250. D. which mr Barnes assures me is as good as bank notes [get.] it will be paid either in Philadelphia or New York. this he knows of his own experience. it is intended to cover a balance due from me to Hen[ry Duke] of Hanover, of about 150. Dol. and to pay mr Ast 91.[30] D for the insurance company. he [has] some demand...
On the day of your departure we recieved the packages of our groceries, towit from 1. to 7. and from 9. to 12. No. 8. is wanting being a barrel containing 15. loaves of sugar & 60. ℔ of coffee. the receipt given by the boatman expresses only 11. packages, which he delivered. I presume therefore the other one is still with you or has been delivered to some other boatman. it may be forwarded...
Your favor of the 14th. is duly received; the mistake of one package which you mention, happened before their arrival here— Mr. G however thought it was a barrel of plaister of paris which was missing—No. 5, & not No. 8, as you suppose—this I hope may still be the case—as the delay in getting that would be less material. The Capt. informed Mr. G. that he received the things from on board...
Your’s of the 17th came to hand yesterday. there being little prospect of recovering my cask of white sugar & coffee (which contained 15 loaves of sugar & 60. ℔ coffee) or at any rate in time for my use here, I must ask the favor of you to send me by the first boats 8. loaves of single refined sugar, and 30. ℔ coffee; to which be pleased to add a cask of about 50. ℔ of good gunpowder.—I am in...
I sent you a few days ago by Thomas Kindred the articles contained in the memorandum which I brought down with me—together with 4 dozen chairs which came from Philadelphia. I have received of the James River company on acct. of Mr. Short £76.9.1, of which I have informed Mr. Barnes as usual. The Gunpowder you mention shall be forwarded by the first opportunity. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble...
Yours of the 24th is recieved and the articles [forwarded partly] brought here & the [rest] at Milton. the money recieved for mr Short must be remitted to mr Barnes as he is just about making an [investment] for him. I must still pray you to [avail] yourself of any opportunity which may offer of purchasing hams for me. the money for my last crop of tobo. became due on the [24th.] inst. and I...
I have paid Mr. Wanscher who will hand you this $:10. on yr. a/c. he takes with him the barrel of plaister of Paris which was left, & a box from Mr. Barnes—I likewise send under his care in one of Henderson’s boats the 50 ℔. of Powder, together with a small box from Philada. I am Dear Sir Yr. very humble servt. 2 Casks 50 ℔. Gun Powder @ 4/6 £11.5.— RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas...
Your favors of the 29th. & 31st. are recieved, and the articles sent under the care of mr Wanscher are said to be safely arrived at Milton. I will thank you to send me by the first boats a gross of bottled porter. the last sent is good & came very safely, but will hardly last the arrival of the next. be assured of my sincere and affectionate esteem & attachment. PrC ( MHi ); at foot of text:...
Previous to the receipt of your letter I was applied to by Mr. Heth respecting Coal; he had been informed by a Mr. Davidson of Washington that you would require a supply, and who recommended his furnishing you—which he appears anxious to do. he readily consented to let you have large pick’d coal, and that, at his usual price of 1/. delivered at the landing. I am sorry however to add that from...
I recieved by the last post your favor of the 7th. covering a copy of my account with you. I have occasion for a thousand dollars to be immediately remitted to mr Barnes, who proposed setting out to Philadelphia in a few days, and it is material he should recieve it before his departure. a good draught on Philadelphia, or notes of the proper banks will be the best form of remittance. I shall...
In my letter by mr Garrett I informed you of my draug[hts in] favr. of Yancey, Garrett, & Clarke. after that I drew on you in favor of John Sneed for 50. D. and of Anthony Robinson for 15. D.—I have not yet had an opportunity of applying to mr Davidson agent of Heth for coal, [but] if practicable, shall prefer getting my coal here from him, rather than from Richmond.—the arbitrators between mr...
I received last night your favor of the 3d. and have in reply to inform you that the present price of Petersburg Tobacco is 4$:, to which it has risen within this week or two from 22/. As I understand the present growing crop will be a very short one, I do not suppose that it will be so low when it comes to market as the article is at this time; and I am therefore inclined to think that this...
I have been able at length to find time to look into the [account between] mr Ross & myself and am perfectly satisfied with it’s correctness. but [I have] noted some errors (as I deem them) in mr Robertson’s mode of statement, which I have resubmitted to the correction of the arbitrators, & I deem them so [justifiable] as not to doubt their correction. this reduces the sum awarded from [a...
I duly received your favor of the 19th and have by to nights post written to our correspondent in Petersburg to make a purchase of the tobacco you require agreeably to your direction. for although it has got up there as I understand to 27/. yet I think it will more probably rise still higher than fall. Mr. Ashley of Norfolk informs me that he has forwarded you some Hams, which I hope will...
The mad-man Stewart is again here. he has called on me for $:105—which I was obliged to let him have, or I supposed suffer him to go to Jail. The Captains a/c against him for six passages &C. was $:75.—& he could not he said do with less than 30 in addition. on my asking him if he had an order he informed me that you told him your former letter was sufficient. Our friend in Petersburg has not...
In the month of August, mr Barnes shipped from hence by the Schooner William, James Collett master, of Alexandria three cases, small, containing some composition ornaments . I believe the three cases were put into one outer one. they were marked TI. No. 1. 2. 3. and I am not quite certain they were put into one. they were addressed to you. they have never got to Monticello, nor do I recollect...
Not having heard from our friend in Petersburg upon the subject of the Tobacco, I wrote him on the 19th of last month desiring that he would immediately make the purchase, as I expected it would be wanted in a few days. yet I have not yet heard from him! I have written him again to night repeating my request, and write this to you lest you should be as much surprised at my silence, as I am at...
In reply to your favor of the 3d. I have to inform you that the 3 boxes of composition ornaments from Alexandria were received some time since, though not until some weeks after they were shipped—they are still here, as only one boat I believe has gone to Milton since their arrival, and that could not take them. there are likewise some sash-weights & cords, which came from Philadelphia; & also...
Our friend in Petersburg has at length made a purchase of 14 Hhds Tobo. weighing 15,308 @ 28/. = £214.6.3. he has omitted to charge commission, which we calculate in paying him. he assigns as the reason for his not having sooner made the purchase, that he could not get it for less than 30/. and was satisfied that it would soon be lower. I suspect the fact is he did not like to acknowledge his...
I now inclose your account made up to the end of the year, by which there appears to be a balance in your favor of £19.17.6. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. Tobacco 30/. Wheat 6/— RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Jan. and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure not found.
I was in the act of beginning this letter when I recieved your’s of the 2d. inst. covering your account, balance in my favor £19.17.6. not having time at this moment even to cast an eye over it, I proceed to my object of inclosing you fifteen hundred dollars, in bank bills, to wit 14. of 100. D. each, 1. of 50. 1. of 20. & 3. of 10. D. each. these, for greater security, I have cut in two, and...
I yesterday inclosed you the first halves of bank bills to the amount of fifteen hundred dollars. I now inclose the remaining halves, arranged exactly in the order of those sent yesterday, so that you may have no trouble in tallying them. the 10. D. bills are sent entire. I percieved on reflection on the balance of the account rendered, that 1500. D. would not meet the paiments noted in my...
On the 7th. inst. I forwarded you the first halves of bank bills to the amount of 1500. D. on the 8th. I forwarded the 2d. halves of the same bills, and the first halves of other bills amounting to 350. D. I now inclose the second half of the same bills for 350. D. arranged in order for tallying as the first. this compleats a remittance of 1850. D. to be applied as desired in my letter of Jan....
I am to night favor’d with yours of the 9th. covering the remaining halves of the $:350.; the first of which came by last post; and which, with the 1500$: the receipt of which I acknowledged last night , makes $:1850. to your credit. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Jan. and so recorded in SJL connected by...
I yesterday recieved by post from Doctr. Currie the award of the arbitrators to pay to mr Ross of the tobacco of the upper James river or Appomatox inspections 12,485. ℔. with interest at 5. per cent from Oct. 15. 1790. I must in the first place ask the favor of you to put 50. D. into the hands of Doctr. Currie for the arbitrators, and then to enlarge the purchase of tobo. for one of the...
I have to day received of the Treasurer of the James River Company $.198., being a dividend of 3 ⅌ Cent on Mr. Short’s 33 shares, the directors having lately determined to make now, and to continue such a dividend half yearly, so long as the tolls will justify it, & likewise enable them to continue improving the bed of the River with about 15 or 20 hands. By going on in this way they calculate...
I have to day made payment in full to Mr. Ross, conformably to the copy of his receipt annexed. As the balance, after paying him the Tobacco we had, would have been so small, I thought it best to pay the whole at once—and although such Tobacco might have been bought for less than 28/. with cash, yet as it could not, on the time you mentioned, and as we had not the Tobacco to offer him, we...