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Your favor of the 8 th is recieved with my acc t from July 10. to that day. these accounts alone enable me to settle my flour rents with those who owe them, and to know if they have delivered all which should be delivered. in proceeding to this examination for the last year, I am stopped short by a chasm in the acc ts which I possess from the 13 th of April to the 10 th of July. for this...
I this morning recieve your favor of the 6 th inst. informing me of the omission of the curtailment of 80.D. in your account of Mar. 30. and leaving in your hands a balance of 57.D. only, instead of 137.75 to which I pay due attention. about a week ago Johnson set out with 30. barrels of flour, which you probably recieve about this time. when recieved I will ask the favor of you to remit to...
I recieved a few days ago your favor of Aug. 27. & have this day written to the President on it’s subject. he had left our neighborhood two or three weeks ago. I sincerely wish he may find it practicable to comply with your request, and assure you that nothing will gratify me more at any time than to be useful to you, and that I retain for you constant sentiments of friendship & respect. DLC :...
The first mail after the reciept of your favor of the 3 d instant , carries the present with the blank notes for renewal.    M r Yancey assured me he would have my Bedford flour down in all November ; which I hope he has effected.    I drew on you on the 7 th inst. in favor of Th: J.
Johnson having called on me the morning he was loading and assuring me he should load two boats occasioned my letter of the 3 d . I learnt afterwards that one of his boats got broke into in two , which occasioned the disappointment. his boat is returned and is now at the mill and will take in a load for me tomorrow morning. I set out for Bedford in the morning to be absent 2. or 3. weeks. I...
I recieved last night your favor of 15 th . am sorry my awkwardness in business gives you so much trouble. I had supposed that the promisee of a note endorsing the note, authorised the holder to write over his signature an authority to recieve the money. I now correct the error by inclosing you a power of attorney from my grandson g i ving as fully as I know how to express it a power for the...
Your’s of the 11 th came to hand last night only, and we have no mail setting out for Richmond until the 17 th . I am sorry for this lapse, and had I known that unstamped paper (as that you inclose) would do, I would have prevented it. I now return you the two notes signed, and as I shall go to Bedford the 2 d week of April and not be back till the first week in May, I inclosed inclose a...
Your letter of the 8 th has been rec d as was in due season. the former one to which you observe you had rec d no reply, the fact was that I had worn out the knees of my pantaloons in the humiliating posture of an eternal suppliant at the feet of the govmt begging favors for others. I became tired of it, and thought ought at length to pay some respect to my own character and to rise from the...
It was not till I had sealed the inclosed that I turned to the settlement of my debt to the Van Staphorsts , which my memory had supposed a little under 2000. D each instalment, whereas I find it was a little over that sum, to wit 2083.20 D with interest @ 6. p.c. from Jan. 1. 1816 . there is still therefore a balance of 83.20 principal due to them with interest on the whole from Jan. 1. 1816...
Your favor of the 15 th came to hand last evening, and I avail myself with pleasure of the opportunity of being useful to you afforded by the request it contains on behalf of your son. with the Secretary of the Navy I have not a personal acquaintance, and therefore can expect no other effect from my intercession, than an increased confidence, on his part, in the grounds on which your son may...
After writing the inclosed letter of yesterday your’s of the 18 th came to hand, informing me of the proposed curtailments of the US. bank . until I recieve your answer to the inclosed I cannot make a correct estimate of my funds & engagements. yet certainly to meet the suddenness of the curtailment I must avail myself of the discount which Col o Nicholas supposes can be had, and which will...
Your favor of the 1 st is recieved the last night & I now return you the note corrected to 1530.D. as you advised. The balance of my account is greater than I was aware, at which I am the more concerned as our river is so extremely low as not to float an empty boat in many parts. It will require one or two plentiful rains to enable us to send flour down of which there is much ready in the mill...
While here, and at my usual season for settling the affairs of the year, I have taken a view of their present standing between us which I will here state as nearly as I can, setting out on the basis of your account of Feb. 8 . when 306. Barrels of flour had been sold & a balance of 724.15 D remained against me.  D Apr. 7.   the letter of this date states 288 B. rec d after Feb. 8. & sold for...
Not knowing the exact date of my note in the bank of Virginia I inclose a blank supposing the time of renewal must be at hand—supposing too the curtail to be of 80. D. the sum must be somewhere between 1000. and 1100. D. I have therefore left the odd numbers blank. on the 4 th of Feb. mr Colclaser informs me he sent you a quarter’s rent of 50. Barrels of flour. another quarter is due within 3....
Yours of the 21 st is recieved, and with respect to the 14. barrels of condemned flour, I will pray you not to dispose of it at all, but to hold it subject to the order of Mess rs T. E. Randolph & Colclaser (tenants of my mill ) or of their agent. I find it absolutely necessary that a distinction should be observed in the different flours you recieve for me. these are of 3. diffe re nt masses....
My former letters had advised you that 100. Barrels of flour were sent off for me on the 10 th of October, of which a part only got down immediately, the rest remaining in this river for want of water first, and then ice-bound. I hope all is with you before this—the ice having broken up here on the 8 th inst. I sent off on the 9 th 197. Barrels by Wood’s boats. these will at length supply the...
I set out for Poplar forest tomorrow to be back on the 24 th and think it safe to send you my note for the Virginia bank lest it should be wanting. the others endorsed by my grandson go to Cap t Peyton his agent. I shall recieve a sum of money, in Bedford which, I am told—is in hand for me and ready of which I s hall take care to remit you what will cover my discounts, and besides that I leave...
After long delay for want of a tide we were enabled by the last rain to send off by Johnson ’s boats 106. (I think) barrels of flour to be delivered to you. from the mill too I expect mr T. E. Randolph has sent, or will immediately send 50. barrels of toll rent flour. besides placing you in safety as to my curtailments, these remittances will put you in funds to meet a draught I must make on...
my letter of yesterday had gone off, and the draughts therein mentioned had been delivered out of my hands, and I was in the moment of setting out for Rockfish gap , when your letter of the 27 th with the notification from the bank of the US. came to hand. that notification is really like a clap of thunder to me, for god knows I have no means in this world of raising money on so sudden a call;...
I recieved your letter of July 27. just as I was setting out for this place and my company waiting for me. I wrote therefore the hasty thoughts of the 1 st moment. but after consideration on the road I wrote back to my grandson to begin the grinding my wheat instantly and sending it down as soon as ground. he can get down before the first curtailment as much as will supply that and will go on...
I recieved last night your favor of the 8 th covering my account down to May 10. I found that in my statement to you of Mar. 22 . besides some minor articles, I had omitted all those for discounts, and a part of the curtailments, making a difference of about 1000.D. and consequently my note for discount should have been for 3000.D. for which sum therefore I now inclose one to mr Nicholas who...
I have duly recieved your favor of of the 17 th and the account stating a balance in my favor of 39.67 and am glad to learn the rise in the price of flour. this is the more important as the quantity will be less & the quality worse. there will not be half a crop made in this part of the country. I mentioned to you in a former letter that I had committed all my plantations to the management of...
Your’s of the 11 th came to hand yesterday only. how it could have slumbered 15. days on the road is inexplicable but by great default. it happens in this case to produce no ill because on the day of the date of yours I had forwarded to you the notes desired, which you probably recieved a day or two after. I am really miserable at the state of our river, and the continuance of the most...
The 30. barrels of flour which in mine of the 9 th I informed you that Johnson had taken off for me, he deposited at Columbia, returned here and took on board the balance for a full load, of which 6. more barrels were for me. he left this about a week ago to proceed to Richmond with the who le where he will have delivered you 36. barrels for me. these with the 57.D. on hand, besides paying the...
Your favor of the 9 th was recieved in due time. I do not know the exact date or amount of my note in the bank of Virginia. except that the latter is between 11. & 1200. D. I therefore inclose you a blank, hoping it is in time for renewal. I find my self so much declining by age and ill health in the attention and energy necessary for business that I am turning every thing over to my grandson...
Your letter of June 10. has been duly recieved. the 5. barrels of flour lately delivered by Craddock are a part of 20. barrels p r which he purloined out of a boatload sent from here in Octob. but which by a fall of the water did not get to Richm d until December. he withheld & sold 20. barrels & forged your reciept for the whole load. this parcel has been missing in our accounts until...
I have recieved here your favor of the 13 th . I had seen on my way here Col o Nicholas who told me he had advised the suspension of my note until his return which was to be the last of that week, and of course I presume he is now in Richmond . I write by the mail to Charlottesville to desire my grandson to send you a proper order for the reciept of the money, the propriety of it’s going from...
Your’s of Aug. 11. came to hand yesterday & I now inclose the note of 3000.D. for the bank of the US. signed. I note the observations on the articles of 250.D. which I recollect, that of the 31. D of which I had not before been ascertained, and the 10. respecting which I have not the papers here, but I presume your corrections are right as to that as well as the others. accept the renewal of...
I wrote you on the 10 th from Poplar Forest, and on my arrival here my first attentions are to the state of my notes in bank. I find that on the 28 th of July I forwarded the last to you, and now therefore inclose one for 1700.D. for the bank of Virginia and of 2250.D. for that of the US. if I mistake the sums there is still time to correct them. I inclose also the one for 3000.D. in the bank...
I returned a few days ago from the springs , my health entirely prostrated by the use of the waters. they produced an imposthume , whic h with the torment of the journey back reduced me very low, so that I am not yet able to set up to write. but I am sensibly mending. my first attention has been to provide against your suffering as my endorse r by the bank curtailments. my grandson tells me he...
Your favor of the 13 th has by some accident lost a post. so that I am on this day only enabled to return you a blank note for renewal at the bank of Virginia, which I now do, with the assurance of my friendship and respect. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Just now returned from Bedford I find here your favor of Dec. 11. and without a moment’s loss of time I return you my renewed notes for the banks, and repeat the assurances of my great esteem & respect PoC ( DLC: TJ Papers , ser. 10); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “ M r Gibson ”; endorsement by TJ chipped. Enclosures not found. On this date TJ recorded renewing the...
I am entirely in despair, dear Sir, on account of the obstinate state of our river. such a thing has never been known before since the opening it’s navigation 50. years ago, that the drought of the summer which commenced in June should meet the ice of the winter, without a single interval for a boat to make a trip. for of the 100. Bar. of flour I sent from her e Oct. 10. I learn then 60....
Your favor of Jan. 26. came to hand by our last mail, and I now inclose you the three blanks for renewal. mr Yancey answered my letters enjoining him to get down his flour immediately by saying that the price of the moment for carriage was so exorbitant that he had venture d to wait awhile in the hope of a fall. he says also that his tobacco is in considerable forwardness for sending down. I...
Your favor of the 14 th is now recieved. the letter I wrote to the President, altho’ it proposed to get your son entered as a midshipman, was in it’s general terms such as to prepare the mind of the President for that or any equivalent favor, and to assure him of the gratification it would be to me: and I think it would be best for yourself or your son, in a letter to him referring to mine to...
I must ask the favor of you to send my acc t for Jan. Feb. Mar. with as little delay as convenient, this being the season of the year at which most of my engagements fall due. this renders it necessary for me to ask further that if any flour remains on hand, the quantity may be stated, as a full view of my funds is necessary to govern my draughts. my crop of wheat in Bedford , which from 400....
Your favor of July 14. was duly recieved with my acc t annexed, which I believe is all right except that to the balance of 662.19 should be added an error of 10.D. in the account of Dec. 31. 1816. where the proceeds of the sale of 175. Bar. flour for 1581.75 is mis-entered as 1571.75 this error of the copyist is easily rectified. I believe also I have not yet been credited the charge of 31.D....
This moment arrived here, I find your favor of June 26 and lest the notes should be wanting, I sign them without loss of time and inclose them with assurances of my great esteem & respect PoC (Mrs. T. Wilber Chelf, Mrs. Virginius Dabney, and Mrs. Alexander W. Parker, Richmond, 1944; photocopy in ViU: TJP ); on verso of portion of reused address cover; at foot of text: “ M r Gibson ”; endorsed...
Your favor of the 2 d inst. came to hand yesterday and I percieve that the sale of the last hhd of tob o 79.05 with the balance of 400.81 D stated in yours of May 16. enables me to request you to remit to mr Vaughan the sum of 444.D. this sum will answer a particular portion of the objects of my letters of Apr. 23. and May 12. which I wish to be expedited, and I shall shortly be able to make...
An unexpected delay in my return from Bedford lost me a mail in the time of sending the inclosed note proposed in my letter of Apr. 22. I hope it will be recieved, & shall be glad to be notified of it as soon as done. the 50. barrels of flour from the Shadwell mills which I mention d as to be sent immediately, Mess rs Randolph & Colclaser tell me are ready and will be sent off on the return of...
Your favor of the 16 th is recieved informing me you had then on hand 370. D. for which I could draw. accordingly on the 21 st I drew on you for 215.33 in favor of James Leitch, and on the 22 d for 150. in favor of Joel Wolfe. on the same day Johnson called on me for 56.67 for the carriage of the 90. barrels you had recieved & sold at the date of your letter and for 36.75 for the carriage of...
After the departure of our mail of yesterday, I recieved a letter from mr Yancey at the Poplar Forest dated on the 12 th saying that on that day or the morrow a boat would leave Lynchburg with 7. hhds of my tob o weighing about 10,000℔. he speaks of 6. of them of excellent quality for which he could that day have 8½.D. in Lynchburg. perhaps it would have been better he should have taken it, as...
I return by our first mail the note for renewal inclosed in your’s of the 20 th inst. and I am very thankful for the accomodation obtained, and payment remitted to Leroy and Bayard . if the Virginia bank cannot consistently with their rules renew it, I am in hopes that of the US. may come to my aid, as I understand it begins business this week. I observe a stamp on the paper you inclosed me;...
Your favor of the 20 th is recieved, and I now inclose three notes for renewal in the banks. not knowing exactly the amount of each after the curtailments which have taken place, I send them blank, but will thank you for information of the present amount of each. to the 1244.25 in your hands will be speedily added the amount of 17. barrels of flour the last remaining on hand here and going to...
Anxious to be on a sure footing as to provision for my additional note at the bank of Virginia , in the event of it’s not being within th e rule to renew it, I wrote to mr Nicholas President of the National branch bank of Richmond to know if I could be accomodated there with 2000.D. to be renewed for some months. his answer recieved yesterday is in thes e words. ‘we are restrained by the...
on my return to this place I found here your letter of May 4. but on my enquiry from my grandson , to whom I had written from Bedford to request his immediate transmission of an order in your favor on the bank of the US. he told me he had forwarded one on the 4 th inst. the day of the date of your letter. presuming therefore that it has been recieved, I must now pray you to make the remittance...
I shall set out tomorrow for the meeting of the Commissioners on the subject of our University , at the Rockfish gap , and when our business there is finished I shall proceed to the Warm springs and probably not return hither till the last week in August. altho’ I have already overdrawn my funds in your hands, yet, as mentioned in mine of the 20 th some neighborhood transactions oblige me to...
I recieved yesterday the inclosed letter from the President removing further suspense as to the application for your son, and inclose it to you with sincere pleasure and the assurance of my great esteem and respect. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I am this day setting out on my return to Monticello and have drawn on you in favor of mr Robertson for 230.96 D in my last letter from that place I mentioned that there were about 80. barrels of flour still to go from Albemarle . it turned out to be 96. of which 45. were sent off before I came away, and mr Tho s Eston Randolph (tenant of my mill) promised to send off the remaining 51. without...
I was so much engaged for some time before I left Monticello that it quite escaped me that my note in the Virginia bank must be near it’s term of renewal: and the failure occurs to me here when I have not your. letter to remind me either of date or sum. Thinking it must be over a thousand dollars I inclose you a note with a blank for the odd hundreds as well as for the date. by my last account...