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From Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 12 June 1802

To George Jefferson

Washington June 12. 1802.

Dear Sir

Below is a list of my poor crop of tobo. made at Poplar forest the last year. how much can I get for it with you, in cash, and how much on 90. days credit? your answer will enable me to judge what to do with it. as I am informed it was sent off in April, I presume it is with you long before this date. accept my affectionate wishes.

Th: Jefferson

Nett
TI. No. 1152  1578.
PF. 1153  1686 
1154  1562 
1155  1569.
1194. 1796.
1195  1559 
1201. 1154 
1200. 1568 
945. 1551 
941. 1410 
359. 1515 
360  1631 
18,466 

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. George Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Recorded in SJL with notation “my tobo.”

TJ had previously expressed frustration with his POOR CROP of 1801 (TJ to Thomas Leiper, 2 Dec. 1801). The calculation of 18,466 pounds included a deduction for the overseer’s share (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 , 2:1075).

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