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Th: Jefferson asks the favor of Cap t Peyton ’s company to dinner tomorrow on peas. RC ( DLC ); written on a small scrap; dateline at foot of text. Not recorded in SJL .
I was much pleased to learn you had set up business in Richmond in the mercantile way, and I sincerely wish you success in it. it will be an easier life than that of a camp, and a happier one. my dealings are chiefly of course in this place, yet there have been often occasions in which I have wished for some mercantile connection in Richmond , for supplies of things not to be had here, or at...
Immediately on the rec t of your esteem d favo’r of the 20th Current I proceeded to search for the Articles you wish d and am sorry to say I could neither meet with Bottles or Corks of the description mentioned—I was desirous to have the Bottles picked, and packed in a Hogshead to prevent their being injured by removing, but, this the gentleman (and the only one who had them in the City) would...
According to your kind permission I am beginning to be troublesome to you. I have occasion for 8 tons of plaister of Paris, and mr Randolph informs me it is to be had at Rockets’s for 9.D. and he names a mr Mordecai who has a large quantity there. will you be so good as to procure me that quantity & engage the Milton boats to go down to Rocket’s for it, which I am told they will do for a...
Your favor of the 8th: Inst. came safe to hand and its contents noted—I lost no time after its rec t in waiting on M r Mordecai of whom you speak and found he had no Plaister of Parris on hand, those gentleman who have it aprehend a rise in the Article and hold theirs now at a much higher price than you seem to expect—it was not offer d to me either at Rockets or in Town at less than 12 and...
From my not having heard forther from you on the subject of the Plaister sent, I have concluded its quality suited and have forwarded the balance of the eight Tons, two on Monday last by a Boat belonging to M r Thomas E. Randolph and the balance ( four Tons) to-day by M r Gilmore —the tolage on the former load by M r Randolph ’s Boat has been paid by me— I regret to say t your
I have just returned to this City and established myself permanently in business, where I am always to be found, and shall be ever happy to serve you and your good family in any possible way—your commands shall at all times be executed with promptitude, and to the best of my judgment should you think proper to favor me with them.—Be pleased to make this known to the different branches of your...
Your favor of the 10 th is recieved and communicated to the family, and we all join in thankfulness for the kind offers of service. these we shall accept with frankness if occasion occurs, because we are assured of the good will with which they are offered, and we shall never be happier than when we can be useful to you. we are in the hope that your business will permit you occasionally to...
I had the pleasure to receive your esteemed favor of the 5th current , this morning, enclosing one to Col o Randolph —upon enquiry I find from the time he left here, he must have reached Monticello the day after the date of your letter, I will therefore preserve this communication until I receive your farther instruction.— I have a particular friend and companion about to set out on a Tour of...
I must ask the favor of you to purchase for me 6 gross of the best corks to be had in Richmond , and to send them by the stage to Milton to the address of mr Vest postmaster, the season for using them being now actually upon us. mr Gibson as usual will be so good as to pay the bill. affectionately and respectfully yours PoC ( MHi ); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Cap...
During an absence of 27. years from Europe , the ordinary course of mortality, aided by a bloody revolution & active guillotine has swept off nearly every personel acquaintance on that side of the Atlantic . with some literary characters I have since had correspondence, but I not knowing them personally or their habits of society, I do not take the liberty of giving letters of introduction to...
I am favord this morning with yours of the 11th Current — I have searched the City for the best Velvet Corks, & have succeeded in procuring the six Gross wished of excellent quality, which shall be forwarded by tomorrow’s stage, to the address of M r Vest Milton — I wrote you a few days since on the subject of M r Preston —I hope you may find it convenient to comply with my request— I have...
I was favord this morning with your note of the 8th Current by M r Gilmore & have now the pleasure to subjoin rect for the 100 ℔ Rice you wished , sent by the return of the Boat—I searched the City for the best, and latest arrivals of from the South of this article & send you what is warranted of the new crop , & said to be of very superior quality, I am not myself a judge of the article—I...
I return you my sincere thanks for your kind congratulations on my late change of situation in life, and fondly hope that permanent happiness will result from it which you are pleased to anticipate.— I feel greatly obliged by the letters you were so good as to enclose, and shall loose no time after my return to Richmond (which will be in a few days) in sending out the order and Bill for the...
An abundant rain having given us a plentiful tide I wish to avail myself of it in bringing up a part of 7. tons of plaister which I ask the favor of you to procure & forward to me as often as W m Johnson , shall call for it. he starts this evening. I will further request you to procure & send me by him 100. ℔ of good coffee, that is to say Bourbon if to be had, if not then Java or other...
Your esteemed letter of the 5th: current has been rec d and contents noted—    I have forwarded by M r Johnson ’s Boat 110 ℔s: best Bourbon Coffee & one, of your seven Tons Plaister of Paris which I procured of excellent quality delivered on the Basin Bank at $9– I hope you will find that & the Coffee to suit. 110 ℔s Best Bourbon Coffee at 26 Cts  $28.60 9 7 Tons Plaister of Paris at $9 63.00...
Your’s of the 10 th is recieved, & Johnson ’s boat is expected to-day, by which I shall recieve the coffee. I observe you have cotton yarn for sale. will you be so good as to send me 80. ℔s of N o 5. Johnson ’s boat returns to Richmond immediately & is the safest to send it by. Gilmer when with his boat is also safe. PoC ( MHi ); on verso of reused address cover of José Corrêa da Serra to TJ,...
I send by M r Gilmer ’s Boat 80 ℔ Cotton Yarn N o 5 agreeable to your order rec d some time since; when M r Johnson was down last I had not that quantity of N o 5 on hand & was obliged to wait a few days for its arrival, I hope it will still be in good time, you will I think find it of excellent quality— In haste RC (
I have taken the liberty of addressing to your care by mr Carr ’s boats a plough to be forwarded to mr Peale in Philadelphia , and a box of seeds to be forwarded by water to D r Hosack of N. York , for the botanical garden there, being the articles I formerly mentioned to you that I should be likely to trouble you with. I am glad of every occasion of assuring you of my friendship & respect....
I received yester the Plough & Box of Seed of which you spoke in your letter & will Ship them tomorrow to their different points of destination with all possible care.    I received many days since a Bill of Lading from Matthew Carey of Philadelphia for a Box of Books to your address which has never yet reached me, owing I suppose to the Ice in the Delaware , when it does, it shall be...
On the 6 th day of Feb. mr Gelston of N. York shipped for me at that place a supply of wines from Marseilles on board the schooner Brilliant , Cap t Black , belonging to Richmond , addressing them to mess rs Gibson & Jefferson
I was favor’d this morning with your esteemed letter of the 9th current: I have just waited on M r Gibson & find that the Brilliant Capt Block with your Wine s arrived safely several days since & it is now in his possession, my young Man is this moment looking out for a Boat to carry up one Box, which I have no doubt he will obtain, the balance shall certainly be forwarded by Johnson at his...
I shipped on saturday last by M r Johnston ’s Boat one Box only of your Wine in consequence of his not being with it himself, at the next trip if he comes the whole shall go— it is directed to the care of M r Tho s J. Randolph of Milton — N.B. Your Box of Books from Philadelphia have never yet been received— RC ( MHi
I recieved yesterday your favor of the 16 th and am thankful for your attention to my wants. I saw William Johnson the evening before his boat started last. he told me that he should not go down himself, but that his brother would, and he would be answerable for every thing trusted to him as if to himself. I was on horseback and at the river side, so could not give him a written order, but...
I was favor’d this morning with your esteem d letter of the 20th: current & observe contents—    M r Johnston come down himself last friday & took your Wine from M r Gibson s on Saturday on board his Boat, I fear tho’ from the great rise in the River that it will be a considerable time before it reaches you.   I will attend to your instructions for the future on the subject of forwarding...
You know we are engaged in the establishment of a Central college near Charlottesville , and we are sure you will have your children educated at it. on that ground we claim a right to give you occasional trouble with it’s concerns. we wish to cover our buildings with slate, and we believe all our lands on Henderson’s & B. island creeks to be full of what is excellent, we wish therefore to get...
I send you by M r Johnsons Boat a small Bundle of Books shipped to my care by M r Carey of Philadelphia .—They reached me only a day or two since & this is the first conveyance which has presented itself—   I am always glad of an opportunity to render you service— Very respectfully sir Your assured friend & Mo: Obd: Servt: RC ( MHi ); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq Monticello”; endorsed by...
I was favord by the last mail with your esteem d letter of the 12th: current enclosing a piece of Slate which I lost no time in submitting to the judgment of the best skilled Quarrier in this City; ( M r Baker Beaven ,) he has no doubt but it will work well provided there be enough of it to make it an object—I have engaged him to go immediately to Monticello and rece i ve your...
The bearer of this M r Baker Beaven is the Gentleman who I have employed to examine your Quarry of Slate & who I am persuaded you will find entirely qualified to discharge that duty— I have written you more fully by this day’s mail on this subject to which I now refer you In haste RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ as received 21 June 1818 and so recorded in SJL .
I must ask the favor of you to return the inclosed Certificate for me to the land office and to pay the usual fees (I believe 1. or 2. Dollars) which mr Gibson will reimburse according to custom. will you have the goodness whenever cotton can be had in Richmond to buy 2. of the smallest bales to be had for me and send one by the Milton boats and the other by the Lynchburg boats to the care of...
By M r James Johnson you will receive One Box Merchandize, which was Shipped to me from Norfolk by Messrs Moses Myers, & Son . You will please pay M r Johnson freight as customary—&C. B. Peyton ⅌ geo: Rogers RC ( MHi ); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq
I rec d on friday a large Box from Norfolk containing articles for you, shipped from New Orleans by way of Boston , all the expences on which from the latter place ( Boston ) I have paid & forwarded it the same day by M r Johnson’s Boat to you & hope it will reach you safely—    M r Ritchie left a Map with me some time since for you, which I forwarded by Co
The rain now falling will I think enable Johnson ’s boats to go down. I send him therefore a box of wine for Col o Allston of Charleston which I have taken the liberty of addressing to your care to be forwarded. I think you formerly advertised spun cotton for sale; I must request you to send me 150. ℔ of what runs 5. yds to the ℔. if you have it not yourself, you will do me the favor to get...
I was favor’d yesterday with your esteem d letter by Mail , & this morning with the Box of Wine spoken of for Col o Allston by Mr. Johnson ’s Boat which shall be shipped tomorrow in a Vessel bound to Charleston direct, & he furnished with the bill of Lading by mail immediately. I have procured, & send by Mr. Johnson one hundred & fifty pounds Cotton Yarn N o
This morning’s Mail put me in receipt your esteemed favor of the 24th Cur t & contents observed. I have this morning waited on M r Brunet & applied for the Box of which you speak & am informed that it was delivered some time since to M r M. B. Poitiaux who forwarded it about a week since by a M r Huntingdon , I hope before this reaches you it will have come to hand safely.
By M r Johnson I send you a small Box which was deliverd to me a day or two since from Rocketts in very bad order & I have not since learnt where it is from, or any thing about it—I have had it recoopered and safely deliverd & hope it will reach you so With great respect D r Sir Your Mo: Obd: RC ( MHi
Jan. 18. 19. inclosed to Cap t Peyton the rec t for a box of books from Fernagus . also ment d the cask of rice which would be deliv d him from Charleston . all to be forwarded by Johnson ’s boats & exp. reimbursed by
I was favor’d this morning with your esteem d letter covering bill of Lading for a Box of Books from New York , which when received, as well as the Cask of Rice from Charleston , shall be forwarded by the first trip of Mr. Johnson ’s Boat— I will also take pleasure in purchasing and forwarding the Three tons Plaster mentioned, & present the bills to Mr. Gibson for payment when they shall reach...
By M r Johnson ’s Boat I send you a Tierce Rice from Co l Allston of Charleston & a Box Books (I presume) from Philadelphia , all in good order & hope they will so reach you. I have felt great sympathy & concern for the unfortunate accident which has befallen my good friend Jefferson Randolph and
By a letter from Cap t Miller of Norfolk of Feb. 16. he informed me he had put on board the steamboat for me ten gross of corks to your address. not having heard of them I am afraid the steamboat has never delivered them. in the mean while the season is so far advanced and advancing that I fear I shall lose my whole year’s stock of ale and cyder by too late bottling. if the corks are arrived I...
I am favor’d this morning with your esteemed letter of the 25 curt: & observe contents:    Your Corks from Norfolk were forwarded immediately on their receipt, together with a Box of Books to your address from F. A. Mayo ’s of this City, by Gelmore s Boat, long enough to have reached you before this, which I hope is the case, & that they will be in good time for your purposes: whenever I...
I rec d some time since a small Box by M r T. E. Randolph ’s Boat Man Sye from you, addressed to R. Walsh J r Esq e Philadelphia , which I forwarded immediately, without waiting to hear from you, taking it for granted you wished me to do so. I now advise you of my having this day forwarded to Milton one Tierce of Rice from Co l
By Sye Gilliat I send you one Tierce Rice & 1 Box Containing a Telescope from R. Patterson of Philadelphia in good order, if so rec d please pay freight as customarry—In haste— RC ( MHi ); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “ Thomas Jefferson Monticello ”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 May 1819 and so recorded in SJL .
I send this day by John Craddock s Boat a small Box to your address just rec d from M r Eastburn of New York , he will probably deli v er it at Milton , possibly at Charlottesville as he has some loading for that place— RC (
On saturday last I forwarded by William Carver ’s Boat to your address 2 Box’s Glass lodged with me by Andrew Smith Esq r of the late firm of Smith & Riddle , 1 Box Books from Fred’k: A. Mayo of this City, and 1 Bundle Books rec d a few days ago from Philadelphia ; all of which I hope will reach you safely—
We are here, Ellen , Cornelia and myself for two mo nths to come, & living on plantation fare. this may be considerably improved if you can send us by a Lynchburg boat, addressed to mr Archib. Robertson a keg of tongues & sounds, a small keg of crackers, a small box of raisins, and a good cheese, to which be pleased to add a barrel of shad from my old friend mr Darmsdat , who has supplied me...
Since the rec t your esteemed favor 19th: current I have been constantly looking out for a safe conveyance for the articles you wrote for, & have this moment only succeeded, such is the scarcity of Boats owing to the unusual low state of the river, & which I fear will prevent your rec g them for some time— I have procured the Tongues & Sounds, Crackers, raisins & Shad of superior quality, (as...
I regreted very much indeed that the unfortunate failure of Co l Nicholas and other circumstances should have compelled me to return to Richmond from the other side the mountain by a more direct route than I contemplated when I left home, & of course deprived me of the pleasure of seeing you at Poplar Forrest as I intended & very much wished, I am the more concerned at this, since I hear it...
This Indenture made this fifteenth day of September, one thousand eight hundred, and nineteen ; Between Thomas Jefferson , of the County of Albemarle , of the first part; Andrew Stevenson and Bernard Peyton of the City of Richmond of the second part and The President Directors and company of the Bank of the United States of the third part: Whereas the s d Thomas Jefferson, & with
After so many kind services as I have recieved from you, & so many testimonies of kind dispositions, it would seem unreasonable to press further on them. and yet to whom but a friend can we apply in distress? I have a note of 3000.D. in the Farmer’s bank which was endorsed for me by Col o Nicholas . a different endorser is now called for, and I am told it must be a town endorser. mr Gibson...