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Account with John Francis, 3 July 1797

Account with John Francis

The Vice President

To John Francis Dr.

To 7 Weeks & 5 days board at 26 dollars a week 200.55
To Wine porter &c  25.
225.55

Phila. July 3d. 1797 Received payment of the above account in full

John Francis

MS (MHi); entirely in Francis’s hand; endorsed by TJ on verso. Not recorded in SJL.

John Francis was the owner of the hotel at 13 South Fourth Street in Philadelphia that served as TJ’s residence while in the city during his years as vice president, as it had previously for John Adams. Two senators (John Brown of Kentucky and John Henry of Maryland) and seven representatives (Nathaniel Freeman, Jr., Thompson J. Skinner and Joseph B. Varnum of Massachusetts, Matthew Clay and Walter Jones of Virginia, William B. Grove of North Carolina, and Abraham Baldwin of Georgia) also lived at the Francis hotel in 1797 (MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , ii, 955n; Stephens’s Philadelphia Directory, for 1796… [Philadelphia, 1796], 65, 207–11; A List of the Names, and Places of Residence, of the Members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States [Philadelphia, 1797], Evans, description begins Charles Evans, Clifford K. Shipton, and Roger P. Bristol, comps., American Bibliography: A Chronological Dictionary of all Books, Pamphlets and Periodical Publications Printed in the United States of America from … 1639 … to … 1820, Chicago and Worcester, Mass., 1903–59, 14 vols. description ends No. 32975). Before TJ left Philadelphia he paid Francis an additional $9.50, for extending his stay two days and for postage (MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , ii, 965).

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