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List of 1812 Tobacco Crop Sold to Samuel J. Harrison, with Thomas Jefferson’s Notes, [after 19 March 1813]

List of 1812 Tobacco Crop Sold to Samuel J. Harrison, with Thomas Jefferson’s Notes

Thomas Jefferson

No 701–170–1340
702–170–1344
703–170–1404
788 1–170–1354
789–170–1330
705–170–1050
706–170–1300
985–170–1412
986–170–1212
987–170–1276
988–170–1358 stemmed2
989–170–1051
990 3–170–1397
  168184

Blackwater

[Note by TJ in left margin:]

16818 
1358  stemmed
15460  leaf @ 6.D 927.60
1358  }
1500 
944 
3802. stemmed @ 5.D 190.10
1117.70

[Note by TJ on verso:]

Tobacco of 1812. sold to Saml J. Harrison

to wit 13. hhds leaf 15,542. @ 7.D = 932.52 D
3. hhds stemmd @ 5 D

MS (ViU: TJP-ER); written on a scrap in an unidentified hand, with additions in TJ’s hand as indicated; undated, but evidently compiled after Harrison reported to TJ on 19 Mar. 1813 that Jeremiah A. Goodman had thus far sent in only five hogsheads of TJ’s 1812 tobacco crop; endorsed by TJ: “Harrison Saml J.”

George Cabell’s blackwater tobacco warehouse was located in Lynchburg.

The earlier negotiations for the sale of the 1812 Poplar Forest tobacco crop are documented in Harrison to TJ, 25 Dec. 1812, 17 Jan., 14 Feb. 1813; TJ to Harrison, 7, 31 Jan., 7 Mar. 1813; TJ to Goodman, 5 Feb. 1813; MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1287.

1Reworked from “704.”

2Word added by TJ.

3Reworked from “980.”

4The correct sum is 16,828.

Index Entries

  • Blackwater tobacco warehouse (Lynchburg) search
  • Cabell, George; tobacco warehouse of search
  • Harrison, Samuel Jordan; buys tobacco from TJ search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); Overseers at; and sale of tobacco to S. J. Harrison search
  • tobacco; sold to S. J. Harrison search