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Genl. Stevens of New York has shipped from thence to your address two quarter casks of Sicilian Madeira. one of these is for myself: the other for Nathaniel Gordon of Orange. should he call for one therefore be so good as to deliver it to his order. should he not call for it before an opportunity occurs of sending them to Milton, let them go there. I omitted to desire Genl. Stevens to have...
I recieved yesterday your favor of the 1st. inst. I am now within 8. or 9 days of my departure for Monticello, & having to make arrangements for near three months absence. I find it will considerably facilitate them, if I can anticipate each of the paiments for my tobo by getting corresponding discounts in Richmd. I therefore now inclose you my note for 1000. D. with a blank for the date which...
My stock of brown sugar falling short I must pray you to send me a cask of about 100. ℔ of the best & whitest muscovado, by the first boat. but it must be double cased & strongly. the last box of wine which came up, was delivered open, and with 13. bottles of the wine used. most of the bottles remained with their corks & shewed they had been drawn. the depredations of the watermen add about...
Since the date of my last letter I have entered into an engagement which will render it necessary that I should recieve the proceeds of my tobo. on the 1st. of September. the sale must therefore be made on a credit not exceeding that time. I set out from hence in three days. I am Dear Sir Your affectionate friend PrC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Mr. George Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on...
We propose that my grandson, Jefferson Randolph shall attend the Mathematical department of the academy of Mess rs Girardin , Wood e t c in Richmond , and that he should go as soon as the frosts set in, say the 1 st week in October, which is as early as an upland constitution ought to approach the tide water. can you be so good as to engage a birth for him in some good family where he can...
My letter of Feb. 9. from Poplar Forest informed you of the sale of my tob o and of the disagreeable situation of my wheat crop in Bedford . I staid there till the last day of February in the hope of withdrawing it from the mill there and sending it down to Scott’s to be ground and forwarded to Richmond . but altho’ the mill dam was carried away a second time they refused to let me
This will be handed you by mr James Dinsmore, a housejoiner whom I have engaged to live with me. he goes by water to Richmond and on his arrival there, being a stranger, I have desired him to ask your aid to get him a passage by a waggon or boat to our neighborhood, he has in his charge some articles of mine, of value, which I wish him to keep with him to my house. I wish him not to delay in...
Agreeably to what I informed you in my letter of the 9th. inst. I now inclose you one thousand dollars in bills of the banks of Pennsylvania & the United States, on account of the advances you have made for mr Randolph to mr Picket. the residue shall follow according to what is mentioned in the same letter. I am Dr. Sir Your friend & servt PrC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Mr. George Jefferson.”
Your two favors of the 17th. came to hand yesterday. the duplicate manifest of No. 10. is recieved & the deficient one of No. 7. shall be inquired for. I am glad the tobo. was shipped to N. York before my request to suspend it was recieved, as the information about the rise of the Richmond price seems more than dubious. at any rate by the time we know the success of this shipment we must...
Your favors of Sep. 28. and Oct. 5. are both recieved for mer by the last post was prevented by an accident which occ esc ape my attention till it was too late. the most eligible mod e two ewes brought up would be by a boat, but not without a trusty from here to take care of them. if the state of the river admitted it I would send one down in a boat, and the hope of a rain has prevented my...
Instead of remitting to me any part of the first paiment for my tobacco as proposed in my letter of the 31st. ult. be so good as to retain it subject to my draught, which will be as convenient to me at present, & will avoid the risk of that line of the post which for some time past has been considerable. my coal is just now arrived. what you advanced for it beyond my last remittance will of...
I have just recieved a letter from mr Barnes by which I learn he will be in great distress if he does not recieve, by the day he has fixed the remittance I had provided for in your hands. be so good as to make it 2500. D. which will be about the amount of the first parcel of tobo. probably and the second parcel will pay your advances for me, and answer other purposes. if you can let mr Barnes...
I inclose you a list of my Bedford crop of tobo. made the last year, partly brought down to Richmond, & partly soon to be there under your care. I have lately understood tobacco is looking up. I will thank you for information what can be got; and if 7. Doll. can be got, you may sell it immediately. the money will be wanting July 12. as on that day I have to pay at your counting house a note of...
I now inclose you the reciept of Capt. Hassan for my packages. three days of N.W. wind have probably placed him at the mouth of James river by this time. I stated to you that there were 10. casks & 17. boxes but I should have said 8. casks & 19. boxes. Accept Affectionate salutations. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
At the request of Mr. DeRieux, I inclose you a letter for him, which he will call for in a few days, being about to embark for France. I believe you know his entire inability to repay any aid he may recieve, which I mention lest he might apply to you on the ground of my acquaintance with him. the truth is he has some time since exhausted all the charities I could justifiably extend to him, and...
I inclose you a draught of the Treasurer of the US. on the collector at Richmond for 550. D. to cover a draught I have this day made on you in favor of Burgess Griffin for 520. D. & interest thereon from Sep. 8. last till paid. this is at sight; but as it goes by post round by New London, it will probably be a fortnight before it will be presented. I inclose you Burgess Griffin’s signature, as...
My packages from Washington must be now near arriving with you, and I will pray you to forward them by such boats as are deemed trusty. there will also be from mr Taggert of Philadelphia a cask of linseed oil & keg of white lead. I inclose you a bill of lading of for a box belonging to one of my workmen, mr Nelson , which he had addressed to me, to the care of your firm, which as you will see...
In 1805. John D. Burke asked of me the loan of my volumes of newspapers from 1741. to 1752. and of the antient laws of Virginia , which he proposed to be lodged with Gov r Page to be open to his inspection. I accordingly sent to Gov r Page the laws desired, and 3. vols of Virginia gazettes from 1741. to 1760. permitting mr Burke
I wrote you last on the 7th. of June, since which your’s of the 9th. 16th. 23d. & 30th. have been recieved—as have all the articles announced in them as forwarded. a half dozen stick chairs should have come with the other articles from Philadelphia, & as I left them in mr Barnes’s wareroom with the other things, perhaps they did come, & have been mis-delivered by the Captain. tho’ were this...
I put under your cover a letter to Wm. Brown & co. inclosing a draught on you for 416. D. payable Feb. 14. this form of making the paiment was forced on me by a contract of mr Lilly’s who did not know the difference of effect, as to yourselves, between this and my simply giving my own note. however the money shall be in your hands on the 9th. of February. I have sent the letter through you to...
I inclosed you yesterday the bill of lading for my millstones, but had not then time to write. on their arrival should the state of the river admit their going by water without danger of their being dropped by the way, it will be better; but should the state of the river have become uncertain, the importance of having them before the dry season sets in, renders it expedient to send them by any...
Your’s of the 16th. is recieved. I sent from hence two days ago 8. boxes of window glass to Alexandria, to be forwarded to Richmond by the first vessel passing, which I will pray you to send up by the first Milton boats to mr Higginbotham. Accept my affectionate salutations. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
On the subject of the trunk N o 28. I am not without a hope that an interview by yourself with the drayman and Harry , the first time he goes down, may yet discover it’s fate. I am anxious, not so much for the value, tho that was considerable and the assortment of paper particular, as for the instrument (Dynamometer) which it contained, the only one in America , & imported for a particular...
Not knowing whether Colo. Monroe is in Richmond, Albemarle or where, & it being important the inclosed letter should go to him, without delay, by post, if he be absent, I ask the favor of you to deliver it to him immediately if in Richmond, or to direct it to him by post wherever he is. Accept my affectionate salutations. PrC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Mr. George Jefferson.” Recorded in SJL...
Your favor of the 1st. inst. is at hand with the account inclosed stating a balance in my favor of 581.8.8. you had probably not then recieved my draught in favor of Strange for £98.5 which of course is to lessen the balance abovementioned. having a convenient offer for transferring this money here I yesterday drew on you in favor of John Richard junr. for twelve hundred dollars at 7. days...
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 account came to hand before I left Washington but it was in the hurry of preparation for departure which prevented my attending to it’s contents. observing now that there is a balance against me, I this day desire mr Barnes to remit you 250. D. to cover it. if you can send me a cheese or cheeses to the amount of 20. or 30. 1b. I will thank you. the poorest quality will suit best, as it is...
Your’s of Apr. 27. was recieved in due time. I have recieved general information only from my overseer that the tobacco of the last year was of good quality, but he did not say how it was in comparison with other years; the idea impressed on me was that it was better than usual. I wrote immediately to him to hasten it down, as it is essential to me to provide out of it to meet my note of 1300....
Among the groceries I sent round from Washington, I omitted the Syrop of punch or Center, which is important in the country where we cannot get fruit. Will you be so good as to send me about two or three dozen bottles, by the first boat, well secured by package against plunder. I salute you affectionately MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I was to lodge with you about this time 250. Dollars for Majr. Joseph Eggleston of Amelia, for which he will call or draw on you. I have also to pay Colo. Monroe £34–10 sterling which at par would be 153.33 D for the instruments which he got for me in England. but there must have been some charges which ought to be added to the first cost. be so good as to induce him to make the proper...