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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...