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Th: Jefferson asks the favor of messrs. Gibson & Jefferson to send him by the first boat 1. doz. teacups & 1. doz. saucers of china of midling quality, also 1. doz half pint tumblers and 1. doz. of a still smaller size, say a jill. the barrel form is preferred if to be had. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I now inclose you in Richmond bank bills 970. Dollars, and have this day drawn on you in favor of Charles Smith of Louisa for 621 . D. James Oldham 100 .
Having to remit the sum of 100. D. to Mr. John W. Eppes, and not certain of the safety of the post between him and Richmond, I have thought it better to deposit the sum with you subject to his order. I therefore inclose you a postnote of the Richmond bank in favor of W. A. Burwell & indorsed by him to yourselves, which be pleased to recieve & pay to the order of mr Eppes. Accept my friendly...
There were lately shipped for me from Philadelphia 1. box of grape vines, and 4. open boxes of Monthly strawberries from Italy. altho’ from the account I recieve of the latter they seem irrecoverable yet if there be any hope of life I would ask the favor of you to give them to any careful gardener in Richmond, who will hereafter furnish me with some roots from them, if they live. their value...
Will you be so good as to procure & forward for me to Monticello two or three dozen bottles of Syrop of punch by the first boats? MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Your favor of June 1. is recieved, and the sale of the tobacco as therein mentioned is approved. the terms of 3. 4. and 5. months being long, might they not be reduced to 1. 2 & 3. by taking notes from the purchasers negociable at the Richmond bank? this would of course make to us the difference of the discount, which would be of little consideration: but it must depend on the form of the...
I was to have paid mr James Lyle a thousand dollars in the course of the last summer, which was not done. I expect my tobacco from Poplar forest is now arrived at Richmond or is on it’s way thither, consigned to you. I wish therefore either that a part of it to the amount of that value should be delivered to him, or that you should pay him that amount out of the first proceeds of the sale when...
I now inclose you 150. D. in Richmond bank bills to cover a draught I have this day made on you at sight in favor of Nathaniel Gordon of Orange or order for 133D. 25 I send from hence by a vessel bound for Richmond which sails tomorrow 10. casks, & 17. boxes, besides 3 or 4 boxes of which I do not know the marks & numbers. the captain’s reciept will be inclosed. I have written to mr...
The 4. boxes by mr Randolph’s boats are safely arrived, and the kental of dumbfish not being with them gives one fears it has never come to your hands. will you be so good as to send me by the first boat 25. or 30. ℔ of moulded candles, myrtle wax would be greatly preferred, but if not to be had, good tallow would be next desired. Affectionate salutations. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Your favor of the 25th. Apr. came to hand only yesterday. I am contented with the sale of my tobacco at 41/. but am uneasy at the account given me of it’s quality by mr Craven. if you think it’s quality was such as ought not to have commanded the price, I authorise you to make whatever abatement you think just to the purchaser. you are to place 19,000. ℔ of the tobacco made here by Craven at...
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...
I have to pay to James Oldham 82. D 06 C for which purpose I inclose you a bill of 100. D. and take the liberty of writing him that you will pay him the balance abovementioned on application.   I have deferred till now, calling for my winter’s supply of coal because I knew it would be wasted in weather which did not need it. I will now thank you to engage & forward to me 1200. bushels; as also...
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...
Will you be so good as to send me immediately 3. dozen bottles of Syrup of punch? if boats are coming it will come safer tho’ slower by them. if not, let it be sent by the stage; or one half by the stage & the other by the boats as you think best. accept affectionate salutations P.S. I drew on you Aug. 18. in favr. Wm. Short for 500. D. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
In my letter of the 10th. inst. I desired you to send back to Baltimore a box or boxes containing a marble bust & pedestal. should that not have been done, be so good as to forward them to Monticello, a satisfactory arrangement respecting them having since been made. Your letter containing our last Quarterly account has been recieved. the balance against me is larger than I had been aware of....
The draughts heretofore made on you, and which now ought to be covered, have been as follows. Magruder 104.54 Griffin  79.69 R. Jefferson  60. Yancey 321.09 Taliaferro 309.40 Isaacs  48.81 923.53 now drawn. Benj. Brown 285.83 Thos.
The inclosed letter, which I have left open for your perusal, will sufficiently explain it’s object, and the favor I ask respecting it. I do not know the Christian name of the person to whom it is addressed, nor with certainty his residence. but he is brother to the mr Clarke who superintends the manufactory of arms at Richmond.   I must ask the favor of you to send me 500. bushels of coal, by...
Your favor of the 2d. is recieved & I thank you for the admonition as to my tobo. I shall hand it on to my overseer with a proper charge. I should be for holding out for 7.D. unless you should foresee a permanent fall of price. I expect there are or will very soon be with you the following articles 10. packages from Washington sailed Mar. 17. 5. Nos. [No. 1. being 12. bands] from Phila. sailed...
On the 21st inst mr Barnes was to remit you 200. D. to be placed to my credit [the funds?] I hope came safely to hand. yours of the [21st] [. . .] probable mr Barnes will [. . .] the 198. D. mr Barnes [. . .] me for an equal sum in Washington. [this] [. . .] (formerly [a friend] to you) [. . .] from Philadelphia [. . .] I hope is arrived and on it’s way with the other things. [. . .] I...
In the inclosed letter of yesterday I omitted one article. the three barrels of potatoes on board the wreck were intended for planting. they will possibly be spoiled, or come too late for that object. I am told potatoes from the North are always to be had in Richmond. will you then be so good as to send up a flour barrel full by the first boats? I salute you affectionately. MHi : Coolidge...
We have constant occasion for some of the strong, and dry, but sound and cheap wines, as well for the use of the kitchen at Monticello as to save the dear wines in calls from our neighbors for their families. I have hitherto had them from New York or Philadelphia, but this increases the delay & risk of the supply, and I suppose the same wines should be to be had at Richmond and as cheap. those...
I leave this place for Monticello tomorrow. I have desired mr Barnes to remit you 700.D. which he will recieve about the 4th. or 6th of Aug. and will send you in bills of the bank US. here by the 8th. or 9th. I have consequently drawn on you in favor of Christopher Smith for 433⅓ D. payable Aug. 10. and shall further draw in favor of Joseph Brand for 250.D. Accept my affectionate salutations....
I arrived here on the 11th. and found here your two favors of Mar. 24. & 31. & have since recieved that of the 14th. inst. I am satisfied with the sale of my tobo. & will thank you in your first letter for information of the weight as Griffin has failed to communicate it to me; as also whether he informed you of his proportion of it, and gave any directions about that. the thousand Dollars,...
Mr. Craven sending some waggons to Richmond with wheat agrees to bring up what I have there as cheap as they would come by water. he is therefore to take on board every thing I have with you. the following articles I recollect. No. 1. 3. 4. 5. boxes of groceries, left Washington about July 3. No. 1. 2. do. left Washington July 16. some boxes of iron plates, & a set of scale weights, left...
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...
I inclose you one hundred dollars to cover the balance of my last account, and an order in favor of James Oldham which I send him this day. I expect that Griffin has sent you a part of my crop of tobacco. I have desired him to forward the rest at his leisure so that it gets down some time during the season. it will then be ready to be sold for the first shipments when the embargo shall cease....
I now inclose you five hundred dollars to cover my deficit with you, with my affectionate salutations MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I inclose you three hundred & fifty dollars to cover two drafts I make on you in favr. of Saml. & S. Myers for 150. D. & of Moran for 200. D. which be pleased to honour when presented. affectionate attachment & salutations. P.S. Take the reciept, if you please, as paid for S. Dyer. PrC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Mr. George Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Recorded in SJL with the...
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...
Will you be so good as to procure for me from the clerk of the high court of Chancery a copy of the decree of Jefferson v. Henderson which was given by mr Wythe three or four years ago, and inclose it to me? as I have occasion immediately for an authentic copy .   I am in hopes your business will permit you to come and pass some time with us at Monticello in August or September, where we shall...
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...
Having to pay James Oldham 179.80 D I have thought it safer to put under cover to you 180. D. and to ask the favor of you to make him the paiment on his application. I set out for Monticello tomorrow. accept affectionate salutns. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Your favor of the 23d. is recieved & I now return you mr Peyton’s order accepted payable the first week of August. this I presume will make only the week’s odds with you, while it makes a month’s odds with me, as I settle & pay the first week of every month for the whole month. considerable paiments for the beginning of July render an anticipation then not convenient. Affectionate salutations....
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...
I yesterday sent from hence the packages noted in the inclosed bill of lading, to be forwarded up the river. the system of plunder which our watermen carry on with respect to whatever of mine is put into their hands, and which they say is a matter of right, induces me to wish that these packages, & all others of mine hereafter may be reserved & put into the care of mr TMRandolph’s watermen....
Tomorrow I leave this for Washington . on the 6th. instant I drew on you for 600 D. paiable to Dabney Carr , and this day I have drawn on you in favor of Joel Yancey for 375 D. & of Thos. Carr for 408 D. 55 c. these two [last] will probably be presented towards the close of the month & are paiable at sight. yesterday I drew on you in favor of Craven Peyton for 213 D. 33 c paiable at 30 days ....
I received last night, from mr Griffin, my overseer at Poplar forest, the list of my tobacco of the last year, with information that it was all sent down & the manifests forwarded to you. according to this list the whole crop was 28. hhds. weighing 43,535 ℔. out of which the overseers’ parts were 5528. ℔. & mine 38,007. ℔. whether they have retained their parts at home, or sent the whole down,...
I recieved last night your favor of Oct. 4. covering my account. in that I find either an error of account or of paiment which perhaps may require to be looked after immediately. in the close of 1802. & beginning of 1803. I gave several draughts on you in favor of Joseph Moran and on the 8th. Feb. of that year a closing one for 98 D = £29.8 then supposed to be the balance. I soon after...
The season now requires that I should lay in my winter’s stock of coal. I will therefore ask the favor of you to send me on 1200. bushels with as little delay as possible, for indeed the want of it begins to be urgent. on this day fortnight I will make you a remittance to cover this article as well as the balance due at the close of the last quarterly account. Accept my affectionate...
Yours of the 12th. is recieved, and the arrangement for my supply of hams will, I dare say, answer. I yesterday sent to Alexandria 25. packages for Monticello, which as they contain stores for use there, I should wish to have sent by the first safe boats to Milton, consigned to mr Higginbotham, as I wish my things always to be, because it will authorise the carrier to look to him alone for...
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 some days ago drew an order on you for 79.69 D in favor of Burgess Griffin for my taxes in Bedford; but fearing it may not get to his hands in time to deliver to his sheriff William Trigg before his departure, I pray you to pay him on demand with or without the order. but I believe the true sum should have been 76.92 but of this he can inform you. On the 21st. inst. I drew on you in favor of...
I have still to pay of the remains of mr Wayles’s debt to Farrell and Jones, according to agreement with mr Kinnan their agent at Petersburg £ 108.15 Virginia currency with interest at 5. per cent from May 7. 1800. until paid. the paiment being to be made at Petersburg, I inclose you a draught of the Treasurer of the US. on the Collector at Petersburg for 500. D. and I must pray you out of...
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...
I yesterday recieved the 7. boxes and cask sent up by Sneed’s boat. there is still a box of glass sent by Donath of Philadelphia about 6. weeks ago, which I presume reached you some time ago, and also a bale containing counterpanes and a piece of sheeting bought by mr Burwell in the stage to Richmond, which he promised to deliver to you, to be forwarded to me by the stage or any other trusty...
I have taken the liberty of sending to your care by a Milton boat, a box directed to mr J. W. Eppes which I pray you to recieve & keep till sent for by him. it contains matters of great cost, & extreme brittleness, and I have recommended to him to send the body of a carriage with springs for it’s safer conveyance. I set out for Washington tomorrow morning. I salute you affectionately. MHi :...
Your two letters of Dec 27. & Jan. 3. were recieved in due time. the former lays me under high obligations to you, not more for the real service rendered me than the affectionate manner in which it has been done. but I forbear writing to you on this subject till I learn how you have finally arranged the matter whether with the bank or a private individual. the latter would be much more...
Some time in the first half of September I do not know exactly when, mr Eppes purchased a horse for me of mr Thweat his brother in law, for 250. D. payable in 90. days at your Counting house. I now inclose you that sum to take up the draught which will probably be presented shortly. I salute you with affection. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Mr. Derieux has for years past urged such perpetual demands on me for charity, that I have long since gone beyond the proportion which he had a right to expect of what I can give in charity, and consequently has been infringing on what other objects had a better right to. I have therefore for some time rejected his applications. he makes one now however under circumstances to which I cannot be...
On recurring to my papers here, I find I had overlooked an order of Moran & Mattox for £16–8–9=54.70½ D paid by me to John H. Craven, and consequently that my order sent you in favor of Moran Feb. 8. was that much over the balance due from me to him. if therefore he has not drawn all his money from you, be so good as to consider this as a counterdemand of 54.70½. D part of which you had been...