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I am now about to address you on a subject which I am very apprehensive may be deemed obtrusive and impertinent; for it certainly does not become me to advise you what your conduct should be—as my acquaintance with you does not justify such a liberty, and much less am I justified, from ability to give counsel: but being by my Brother placed under the disagreeable necessity of forwarding the...
Your favor of the 27th. ultimo came duly to hand. The current Cash price of Tobacco is now from 35/. to 36/.—42/. has however been given where it has been opened and approved of; which price I was to day offered for yours in that way—and suppose the person would give it on my receiving an answer from you. I do not think it probable though that you will approve of such a plan, as it operates...
I am desired by Mr. Hanson to request that you will authorise some one to receive of him six bonds of yours which are discharged, as he intends in the course of next month to leave this Country for Europe. he says that he wrote to you upon this subject some time ago, and as he has not since heard from you, concludes his letter must have miscarried. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. RC (...
Your favor of the 3d. came duly to hand. I will make every exertion to procure the hams you want, but am apprehensive it may not be in my power; as I am informed that such as you describe are seldom to be had in this neighbourhood. I may perhaps however meet with some. Having been told of a Gentleman in Town who has been in the habit of getting hams from Smithfield where I understand they are...
Your favor of the 6th. inclosing a bill of lading for a quarter cask of wine for Mr. T.M.R. together with a bill of Exchange on James Govan for £100—Sterling for the use of Mr. Grymes’s son & daughters under the direction of Mr. E. Randolph—is duly received. Mr. R. proposes to take the bill and to furnish the necessary articles; which from your letter I cannot refuse—altho’ from the manner in...
Your favor of the 12th. inclosing $:50—on my private account is received. I have to-day received a box of dum-fish, and a keg of tongues and sounds for you from New York. I am somewhat apprehensive they should go to Washington, but I cannot suppose if that had been intended, that Mr. Barnes would have directed them to be sent to my care—I shall therefore forward them to Monticello. I concluded...
Colo. Macon having delayed sending in the hams as soon as I expected—and not having been able to get a vessel to take them immediately on their arrival—it was only to day that I put them on board one for Norfolk, to the care of Mr. Warren Ashley our correspondent there, with directions to him to forward them to Mr. Barnes by the very first opportunity. There are nine dozen of them, weighing...
I have to day received of Mr. Creed Taylor $:679.84 in part of Littlebury Mosby’s bond to Mr. Short , of which I have informed Mr. Barnes. Mr. T. expects shortly to receive the balance. Judgment was obtained last Court against Mayo; but he has appealed, with the mere view I suppose of delay. The quarter Cask of wine which you intended for Mr. Randolph was received in my absence, and had been...
We have at length heard from the person in Smithfield (Mr. George Purdie) of whom enquiry was made some time ago respecting hams. Mr. P. is a person remarkable for curing good bacon; he writes that he has not any of his own, but that he thinks he can get from among his neighbours such as will suit your purpose. We have therefore requested that if he can procure such as you describe, he will...
In reply to your note (which should have been sooner answered) I have to inform you that there is no plaister of paris to be got in this place; of course you will have to order it from Philadelphia. I left Edgehill the day before yesterday when Mrs. R. and the family were well. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as...
William Stewart having to day called on me on his way to Monticello, I advanced him $:40—on his shewing me a letter from you in which he is referred to us. I am apprehensive that you employed him on a very slight acquaintance—or else on a recommendation in which you placed too much reliance. He was with me twice to day (once in the morning) and was either much intoxicated, or is actually a...
Your favor of the 14th. is duly received; the mistake of one package which you mention, happened before their arrival here— Mr. G however thought it was a barrel of plaister of paris which was missing—No. 5, & not No. 8, as you suppose—this I hope may still be the case—as the delay in getting that would be less material. The Capt. informed Mr. G. that he received the things from on board...
I sent you a few days ago by Thomas Kindred the articles contained in the memorandum which I brought down with me—together with 4 dozen chairs which came from Philadelphia. I have received of the James River company on acct. of Mr. Short £76.9.1, of which I have informed Mr. Barnes as usual. The Gunpowder you mention shall be forwarded by the first opportunity. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble...
I have paid Mr. Wanscher who will hand you this $:10. on yr. a/c. he takes with him the barrel of plaister of Paris which was left, & a box from Mr. Barnes—I likewise send under his care in one of Henderson’s boats the 50 ℔. of Powder, together with a small box from Philada. I am Dear Sir Yr. very humble servt. 2 Casks 50 ℔. Gun Powder @ 4/6 £11.5.— RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas...
Previous to the receipt of your letter I was applied to by Mr. Heth respecting Coal; he had been informed by a Mr. Davidson of Washington that you would require a supply, and who recommended his furnishing you—which he appears anxious to do. he readily consented to let you have large pick’d coal, and that, at his usual price of 1/. delivered at the landing. I am sorry however to add that from...
I received last night your favor of the 3d. and have in reply to inform you that the present price of Petersburg Tobacco is 4$:, to which it has risen within this week or two from 22/. As I understand the present growing crop will be a very short one, I do not suppose that it will be so low when it comes to market as the article is at this time; and I am therefore inclined to think that this...
I duly received your favor of the 19th and have by to nights post written to our correspondent in Petersburg to make a purchase of the tobacco you require agreeably to your direction. for although it has got up there as I understand to 27/. yet I think it will more probably rise still higher than fall. Mr. Ashley of Norfolk informs me that he has forwarded you some Hams, which I hope will...
The mad-man Stewart is again here. he has called on me for $:105—which I was obliged to let him have, or I supposed suffer him to go to Jail. The Captains a/c against him for six passages &C. was $:75.—& he could not he said do with less than 30 in addition. on my asking him if he had an order he informed me that you told him your former letter was sufficient. Our friend in Petersburg has not...
Not having heard from our friend in Petersburg upon the subject of the Tobacco, I wrote him on the 19th of last month desiring that he would immediately make the purchase, as I expected it would be wanted in a few days. yet I have not yet heard from him! I have written him again to night repeating my request, and write this to you lest you should be as much surprised at my silence, as I am at...
In reply to your favor of the 3d. I have to inform you that the 3 boxes of composition ornaments from Alexandria were received some time since, though not until some weeks after they were shipped—they are still here, as only one boat I believe has gone to Milton since their arrival, and that could not take them. there are likewise some sash-weights & cords, which came from Philadelphia; & also...
Our friend in Petersburg has at length made a purchase of 14 Hhds Tobo. weighing 15,308 @ 28/. = £214.6.3. he has omitted to charge commission, which we calculate in paying him. he assigns as the reason for his not having sooner made the purchase, that he could not get it for less than 30/. and was satisfied that it would soon be lower. I suspect the fact is he did not like to acknowledge his...
I now inclose your account made up to the end of the year, by which there appears to be a balance in your favor of £19.17.6. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. Tobacco 30/. Wheat 6/— RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Jan. and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure not found.
I am to night favor’d with yours of the 9th. covering the remaining halves of the $:350.; the first of which came by last post; and which, with the 1500$: the receipt of which I acknowledged last night , makes $:1850. to your credit. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Jan. and so recorded in SJL connected by...
I have to day received of the Treasurer of the James River Company $.198., being a dividend of 3 ⅌ Cent on Mr. Short’s 33 shares, the directors having lately determined to make now, and to continue such a dividend half yearly, so long as the tolls will justify it, & likewise enable them to continue improving the bed of the River with about 15 or 20 hands. By going on in this way they calculate...
I have to day made payment in full to Mr. Ross, conformably to the copy of his receipt annexed. As the balance, after paying him the Tobacco we had, would have been so small, I thought it best to pay the whole at once—and although such Tobacco might have been bought for less than 28/. with cash, yet as it could not, on the time you mentioned, and as we had not the Tobacco to offer him, we...
I paid Doctor Currie agreeably to your direction 50$:—which however, he returned some days ago, as he said the referees for whom it was intended, refused to receive any compensation: he has lodged with me some papers respecting that business, of which I suppose he has informed you. I paid Mr. Eppes some weeks ago on your account £16.4. with which I imagine he has acquainted you. I am Dear Sir...
I received two or three weeks ago of Mr. Creed Taylor 60$. on account of Littlebury Mosby’s bond to Mr. Short. I should before now have given you this information, but Mr. T. informed me that he should make a further payment in the course of a few days—he however left Town ( having been on the assembly ) without again calling. I inclose you under two seperate covers the papers left with me by...
Having received a letter from Mr. Barnes last night in which he desires us to remit him the 198.$: mentioned in your last , we conclude that you find you will not have occasion for it here, and therefore forward it to him agreeably to his direction. I am Dear Sir, Your Very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 18 Feb. and so recorded...
Mr. Taylor has to day made me a further payment of 130.$ on account of Littlebury Mosby’s bond to Mr. Short; this he says will be the exact balance which was due on it, provided Mr. M. is correct in saying that he paid Colo. Skipwith 100$ on account of it—but which Colo. S: does not recollect. So soon as this point is ascertained Mr. T. has promised me a copy of the settlement, which I will...
I have duly received your favor of the 16th. and have in compliance therewith given you credit by Mr. Barnes for the 130:$ received of Mosby for Mr. Short. The cyder has not yet arrived from Norfolk; which however, as yet, is of no consequence, as it could not have been forwarded, in consequence of the low water. There have not I believe been a dozen boats down from Milton in 5 or 6. months. I...
I now inclose your account made up to the first of this month, by which there appears to be a balance due us of 45/8. The Hhd of Molasses you will observe from the account, was forwarded some days ago. The Cyder has since arrived, but we have not yet met with an opportunity of sending it up—but which shall be done by the very first that offers, together with the Corks. The bottles I am sorry...
I yesterday forwarded the Cyder and Corks, together with some things written for by Mr. Randolph, at the request of your manager —by a boat belonging to one of the Faris’s . I observe in Mr. R’s list that the same number of Corks are mentioned as in yours; and as I expect they are intended for the same purpose, & bottles are not included in his—I hope they find that none will be required. I am...
I have lately received, and have to day forwarded to Johnston & Richardson of Norfolk, to be by them sent on to Mr. Barnes by the first opportunity, seven dozen of Mr. Macons hams; being all that he can spare. I am endeavouring to make up the quantity you require, and hope shortly to procure such as may be relied upon. The two boxes & Cask of wine from Philada. arrived some days ago, and were...
I have procured from Smithfield and have forwarded to Norfolk to be sent on to Mr. Barnes as before, six Casks containing six dozen hams; which from the character given them I hope may prove as good, as perhaps even Colo. Macons. The groceries, including a cask of wine from Norfolk, arrived a few days since; and were to day forwarded on to Milton, with 80 Bundles of nail-rod, & 8 of hoop-iron....
Your favor of the 8th. is duly received. The letter which it inclosed for Mr. Craven Peyton, shall be held subject to his call. I forwarded the day before yesterday 504 ℔. bacon to Mr. Lilly agreeably to your direction, that having been the first opportunity which has offered since the receipt of your letter on the subject. the same boat brought down a Piano forte to go to Philadelphia, which...
As I suppose you will have to give Mr. Hawkins some instruction respecting the Piano, I think it unnecessary myself to write to him, and therefore inclose the bill of loading to you, which you will of course forward. I likewise inclose you a bill of loading for the box mentioned in my last . I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed...
In compliance with the desire expressed in your favor of the 12th., I have been endeavouring to get an offer for your Tobacco, but no one seems disposed to make a positive one, unless I were authorised to make sale of it. Should I be authorised to sell it at such a price, a Mr. Rutherfoord tells me that he thinks it probable he will give 4.¾$ Cash, or 5$ at 90 days. this last price however I...
I have to day received another dividend of 3 ⅌ Cent on Mr. Short’s James River shares, being $:198.—it is placed to the credit of Mr. Barnes, who shall be advised of it by tomorrows post. Your things from Washington have arrived, and shall be forwarded by the first boats. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 26...
I some days since forwarded by Mr. Mooney , your things from Washington, the Iron & Steel from Philadelphia, & the syrup of punch; together with some articles for D. Carr. The lime & linen shall be forwarded by the next boat, if to be had; the latter however I am satisfied, cannot. The Rudimens Rudiments I send by the post-rider. Mr. Eppes is, I expect, by this with you—if he is not, have the...
I yesterday sent you by direction of Messrs. Watson & Higganbotham 20 Bushels of Coal—I likewise forwarded by R. Mooney 2 dozn. syrup of punch. there is no Rhode Island lime to be had here. there is some from Philadelphia, which the owners say is good. I cannot yet procure any such linen as you require. Mr. Short is gone to Washington, of which I suppose you will have heard by the Governor. I...
Having been requested by Mr. D. Carr to procure copies of some papers for you out of the office of the High Court of Chancery , I made immediate application for them, but was informed that they could not possibly be had sooner than tomorrow night. I directed them to be made out, and will look out for some private opportunity by which to send them; as, from Mr. C’s letter, I suppose that next...
I am duly favor’d with yours of the 8th., and shall endeavour to dispose of your Tobo. to the best advantage. I have not yet been offered more than 5 dollars, but shall not now be satisfied with that, as it is in rather more demand than it was when I last wrote to you on the subject. Whether it is sold or not however, you are at liberty to draw for the sum you require. In consequence of the...
I received some few days since on acct. of Mr. Short $:441.62, being the amount recovered of Mayo exclusive of the costs of the suit. I yesterday made sale of your Tobacco at 5.½$ to Mr. John Richard who was specially commissioned by Jackson & Wharton of Philadelphia to purchase it. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble Servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as...
I yesterday received your favor of the 5th. inclosing the first halves of 1200$ in B. Notes. I some days since wrote Mr. Barnes that Mr. Short would have occasion here for the money of his now in my hands. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 10 Oct. and so recorded in SJL .
I have now only to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 6th. inclosing the second halves of the 1200$, the first of which came to hand by last post. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 12 Oct. and so recorded in SJL .
Your favor of the 22d. ultimo inclosing a letter for Doctor Bache was received here the 25th., but it so happened that it was filed away without my seeing it, and it was not until this morning a few moments before the closing of the Charlottesville mail, that I observed it. Having the day before yesterday received a letter from Dr. B. in which he informed me he had declined going by Norfolk as...
I have duly received your favor of the 1st., and have in compliance with your direction forwarded Mr. Derieux $:25. The draught you mention in favor of Brown was some time since presented by Mr. J. Nicholas, but as you had previously informed us that you had concluded to forward the amount to Albemarle in bank notes, and as the draught was not endorsed so as to give N. a legal right to demand...
Your favor of the 7th. to G. & J. inclosing 350$ came duly to hand; the receipt of which from pure inattention in myself , was not in course acknowledged: it has been in part, and shall be in full, applied as you direct. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Dec. and so recorded in SJL .
As I do not know where Mr. Short is at present, I take the liberty of inclosing you a letter for him, which you will much oblige him, as well as myself by forwarding. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 Jan. and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure not found.
I have this instant returned from Williamsburg where I have been for some days, and find your favor of the 12th. inclosing a letter for Colo. Monroe. Mr. Gibson informs me that the one inclosed in your letter of the 10th. he forwarded on to N. York whither Colo. M. had gone the day previous to its receipt. As I think it probable however that he may make some stay in Washington, or at any rate...