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Samuel J. Harrison to Thomas Jefferson, 16 January 1812

From Samuel J. Harrison

Lynchbg Jany 16. 1812

sir

Mr Griffen tells me that you have directed your Overseer, to Send your present Crop of Tobo to Richmond; which I am Sorry to hear; as I had intended to make you a Liberal offer for it: and as it is not yet too late, I hope you will say by Return of Mr Griffen, what price you will take for it—you Know the prospects are against the Probability of Tobaccoes getting Very high: To that I Dare Say (if you are disposed to Sell here) that we Should not likely disagree: that at any rate I will expect you to propose a price—Should the overseer have Engaged Boats to take it down I will take them off his hand.

I am Sir Yr Mo ob S

S J Harrison

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as a letter from “Harrison Saml H.” received 22 Jan. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

The overseer at Poplar Forest was Jeremiah A. Goodman.

Index Entries

  • boats; transfer goods to and from Richmond search
  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; Poplar Forest overseer search
  • Griffin, Burgess; Poplar Forest overseer search
  • Harrison, Samuel Jordan; buys tobacco from TJ search
  • Harrison, Samuel Jordan; letters from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells tobacco search
  • overseers; and sale of tobacco to S. J. Harrison search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); Overseers at; and sale of tobacco to S. J. Harrison search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); tobacco grown at search
  • Richmond, Va.; boats transfer goods to and from search
  • tobacco; grown at Poplar Forest search