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I must ask the favor of you to purchase for me 6 gross of the best corks to be had in Richmond , and to send them by the stage to Milton to the address of mr Vest postmaster, the season for using them being now actually upon us. mr Gibson as usual will be so good as to pay the bill. affectionately and respectfully yours PoC ( MHi ); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Cap...
During an absence of 27. years from Europe , the ordinary course of mortality, aided by a bloody revolution & active guillotine has swept off nearly every personel acquaintance on that side of the Atlantic . with some literary characters I have since had correspondence, but I not knowing them personally or their habits of society, I do not take the liberty of giving letters of introduction to...
An abundant rain having given us a plentiful tide I wish to avail myself of it in bringing up a part of 7. tons of plaister which I ask the favor of you to procure & forward to me as often as W m Johnson , shall call for it. he starts this evening. I will further request you to procure & send me by him 100. ℔ of good coffee, that is to say Bourbon if to be had, if not then Java or other...
Your’s of the 10 th is recieved, & Johnson ’s boat is expected to-day, by which I shall recieve the coffee. I observe you have cotton yarn for sale. will you be so good as to send me 80. ℔s of N o 5. Johnson ’s boat returns to Richmond immediately & is the safest to send it by. Gilmer when with his boat is also safe. PoC ( MHi ); on verso of reused address cover of José Corrêa da Serra to TJ,...
I have taken the liberty of addressing to your care by mr Carr ’s boats a plough to be forwarded to mr Peale in Philadelphia , and a box of seeds to be forwarded by water to D r Hosack of N. York , for the botanical garden there, being the articles I formerly mentioned to you that I should be likely to trouble you with. I am glad of every occasion of assuring you of my friendship & respect....
On the 6 th day of Feb. mr Gelston of N. York shipped for me at that place a supply of wines from Marseilles on board the schooner Brilliant , Cap t Black , belonging to Richmond , addressing them to mess rs Gibson & Jefferson
I recieved yesterday your favor of the 16 th and am thankful for your attention to my wants. I saw William Johnson the evening before his boat started last. he told me that he should not go down himself, but that his brother would, and he would be answerable for every thing trusted to him as if to himself. I was on horseback and at the river side, so could not give him a written order, but...
You know we are engaged in the establishment of a Central college near Charlottesville , and we are sure you will have your children educated at it. on that ground we claim a right to give you occasional trouble with it’s concerns. we wish to cover our buildings with slate, and we believe all our lands on Henderson’s & B. island creeks to be full of what is excellent, we wish therefore to get...
I must ask the favor of you to return the inclosed Certificate for me to the land office and to pay the usual fees (I believe 1. or 2. Dollars) which mr Gibson will reimburse according to custom. will you have the goodness whenever cotton can be had in Richmond to buy 2. of the smallest bales to be had for me and send one by the Milton boats and the other by the Lynchburg boats to the care of...
The rain now falling will I think enable Johnson ’s boats to go down. I send him therefore a box of wine for Col o Allston of Charleston which I have taken the liberty of addressing to your care to be forwarded. I think you formerly advertised spun cotton for sale; I must request you to send me 150. ℔ of what runs 5. yds to the ℔. if you have it not yourself, you will do me the favor to get...
Jan. 18. 19. inclosed to Cap t Peyton the rec t for a box of books from Fernagus . also ment d the cask of rice which would be deliv d him from Charleston . all to be forwarded by Johnson ’s boats & exp. reimbursed by
By a letter from Cap t Miller of Norfolk of Feb. 16. he informed me he had put on board the steamboat for me ten gross of corks to your address. not having heard of them I am afraid the steamboat has never delivered them. in the mean while the season is so far advanced and advancing that I fear I shall lose my whole year’s stock of ale and cyder by too late bottling—if the corks are arrived I...
We are here, Ellen, Cornelia and myself for two mo nths to come, & living on plantation fare. this may be considerably improved if you can send us by a Lynchburg boat, addressed to mr Archib. Robertson a keg of tongues & wrinds, a small keg of crackers, a small box of raisins, and a good cheese, to which be pleased to add a barrel of shad from my old friend mr Darmsdat, who has supplied me for...
After so many kind services as I have recieved from you, & so many testimonies of kind dispositions, it would seem unreasonable to press further on them. and yet to whom but a friend can we apply in distress? I have a note of 3000.D. in the Farmer’s bank which was endorsed for me by Col o Nicholas. a different endorser is now called for, and I am told it must be a town endorser. mr Gibson...
The messenger who carried my letter of the 18 th to the post office brought me on his return yours of the 9 th you will see by that that I had anticipated your kind offers of service by asking your name to a note which had been indorsed by Col o Nicholas. since that Jefferson observed to me that by making the note payable to him and his endorsing it, it would lighten your responsibility, as it...
I have recieved with much sensibility your kind letter of Sep. 27. the sweetest cordial to the soul is the good will of the good. coming from the heart, as I am sure it does, I will resort to your kindness frankly, during the days which remain to me. these are counted, and not so many as they would have been but for the experiment of the springs to make me better when I was well. they have...
The period for renewal of my note in the Farmer’s bank being now at hand, I inclose one endorsed as before by my grandson, but requiring the favor of your name also as a town endorser according to the regulations of that bank. not knowing at how many days after date they require notes, I have left that blank. our boats which left Milton Oct. 10. are not yet returned, there not being water...
Your’s of the 11 th did not come to hand till last night. to have been a fortnight on the way proves great negligence on the way, which was not at the post office here, as I well know. you say you feel great embarrasment at asking my sollicitations for you at the seat of government. feel none, my dear Sir; there is nothing within my power which I am not ready to do for you, and I should be...
I recieved last night your’s of Nov. 29. you have rightly under stood the expression in my letter of ‘the place under him’ assuredly meaning the principal office in Richmond under the RM. 6. Jefferson’s sollicitations were warmly for yourself. he never had an idea of that or any thing else of the kind for himself. his views are fixed on the earth & his own industry only. I intend this year to...
I inclose the note to the Farmer’s bank for renewal and hope it will reach you in time, altho it had nearly slipped my due attention. for the discounts I must request your application to mr Gibson as my produce will go to him as soon as our river is in a condition to float a boat. the time of shipping my tobacco to my friend Maury as stated in mr Pollard’s letter is too long I fear for me to...
In a former letter I asked the favour of you to forward to me by waggon a box of books which I expected from N. York. but I presume they are ice-bound in James river. among a number of boxes of other things from Alexandria which I suppose are in Richmond and which must wait till the boats can run, there is a box of 50. ℔ raisins which I would gladly recieve by waggon also: the box is marked...
Th: Jefferson incloses to Captain Peyton a blank for the renewal of his note in the Farmer’s bank of which Cap t P. has been so kind as to undertake the patronage, for the discount on which mr Gibson is desired to answer his call, and he salutes him with affectionate esteem & respect. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I observe you advertise fine family flour for sale in return for Col o Alston’s compliment of rice the last year I wish to send him ½ a doz. barrels of the finest family flour in the world. this would be acceptable because they have it not there. market flour, even good, would be an insult, because they have it in abundance. I place my honor therefore in your hands when I request you to send...
I recieved in due time your favor of Mar. 30. and on reconsideration of the subject, have changed my mind. while I lived in Washington I recieved sample of wheat from Chili, which I gave to mr Divers to take care of. it proves not so productive as our own but whiter than the whitest of the May wheat. at the next harvest I will get mr Divers to prepare half a dozen barrels of that , which sent...
I have to ask the favor of you to dispose of the inclosed bill of exchange for me. it is drawn by D r Everitt on James Maury of Liverpool, being the nett proceeds of tobaccos consigned by the D r to Maury, sold by the latter, and the account of sales acknoleging the balance of 240£–15s.8d sterling in his hands and liable to order. these papers under Maury’s hand D r Everitt shewed to my...
The periods for the renewal of my notes in the Farmer’s & US. banks approaching—I inclose you the two of 3000.D. each for those banks which you have heretofore been so kind as to attend to, to which I add another to the US. bank for 2250.D. heretofore endorsed by mr Gibson, but now by my grandson to relieve mr Gibson, mr Marx having informed me that this change would be admitted. I shall be...
I recieved this morning your favor of the 17 th have got the correct bills signed by D r Everett, now inclose them and hope they will get to hand before my draught in favor of White gets round to you. the 56. 31 and 88 D. curtail must be retained out of the proceeds of the bill of Exchange, I had in mr G.’s hands at the last statement of our accounts but about 30. D. and he may have paid some...
Your favors of July 21. & 24. have been reciev’d, the latter covering 225.D. and I shall immediately draw on you in favor of A. Garrett for 300. or 325.D. before the reciept of yours of the 21 s I had alreeady availed myself the first good opportunity of speaking to the President on what is the subject of it. it was impossible to reply more frankly or more favorably than he did as to his...
In a letter addressed to mr Dearborne I inclose this which covers the one to mr Gray which Jefferson told me would be acceptable to you.—about 20. years ago, mr Stewart of Boston drew my portrait, for which I then paid him 100.D. about 12. or 15. years ago he desired me to set for him again saying he did not like the former portrait & would rather draw another for me. I sat for him, and...
I set off for Poplar forest tomorrow to be back on the 24 th and think it safe to send you my notes for the farmers and US. banks, lest they should be wanting. I shall recieve in Bedford a sum of money which will enable me to remit you the discounts and also the curtailment of 500.D. which you were so kind as to give me timely notice of. besides this I leave directions if a rain should...
In the 1 st week of Oct. perhaps on the 3 d or 4 th day mr Eppes will deposit with his agent in Richmond, 500.D. subject to my order. this is intended to meet the curtailment of October of which you were so kind as to give me timely notice at the same time perhaps, or if not, then certainly in all that month he will deposit 3500.D. more in like manner. for these sums I shall send you an order...
Having occasion for some books from London, the inclosed letter requests my friend mr Rush our Minister there to engage some bookseller to furnish them. I state to him that you will be so good as to put into my letter a bill of exchange of £40. ster l , and that you will forward 2plic s . & 3plic s . by other conveyances. I leave the letter open for your perusal and request you to put a copy...
My draughts on you have been as follows D Sep. 30. in favor of Joel Wolfe 100 . Oct. 13. Taxes Albemarle 197 .21 d o Bedford 171 . 19. in favor of
Since mine of the 23 d I have drawn as follows in favor of Alexr Garret 217.29 and John Watson—72.76 and I have still two more to make, to wit for Joel Wolfe from 100. to 150.D. and in favor of E. Garland for 800.D. Will you be so good as to send by the boats about 15 or 20. gallons of linseed oil. as it is apt to leak in a cask you will judge whether it is better or not to have it in jugs. I...
Your of the 2 d has been recieved as also the books and boulting cloth. I drew on you yesterday in favor of Wolfe & Raphael for 180. D. and must ask the favor of you to remit for me to Henri Guegan bookseller at the foreign bookstore Baltimore 43D.50C I have now but one draught more to make on my present funds in your hands. that is the heavy one in favor of mr Garland of Lynchburg. my...
I had promised Samuel Garland to give him on my arrival here an order for 800. D. but, anxious to leave in your hands 500. D. for the curtail expected, I have this day drawn on you in his favor for 600. D. only, promising him the othe 200 before I leave this place. by that time I hope Jefferson will have sent you on my account one or two boats loads of flour, which I have charged him to do as...
I expect that my grandson informed you of the misfortune which had stopped for a while the Shadwell mills. it will still be ten days or a fortnight before they will be able to recommence grinding, and consequently before we can be again getting down our flour. in the mean time I was obliged to draw on you yesterday in favor of Wolfe and Raphael for 100D. which shall be replaced the moment our...
I recieved yesterday only your favor of the 12 th I find all in it right—I am in want of some earthen pots for covering plant s of Sea kale in the garden. I am told they are made at a Pottery, in or near Richmond, and that mr Wickham particularly has them of the proper size and form which were made there. will you be so good as to get me half a hundred & send them by the first boat, or if they...
Jefferson’s absence in Bedford has rendered it impossible to send you the inclosed till this moment for want of his endorsemts. I hope they will still get to your hands in time for renewal. ever & affectionately yours. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I have to acknolege your two kind favors of Feb. 12. & 26. and they make it a duty to go into some explanations. age and ill health, and still more the loss of plantation skill and management by an absence of 50. years from such attentions, had for some time rendered me unequal to the proper management of my possessions insomuch that those in Bedford had been entirely unproductive and those...
I recieved last night yours of the 12 th and could scarcely believe it possible I should have made such a blunder as the omission to name the sum to be remitted to Mess rs Leroy & Bayard. but turning to my letter I found it really so. I am quite ashamed of it. the sum is 125. D. the inclosed letter from mr Maury came to my hands 9. months ago, and having not heard from mr Pickett I have taken...
It was not till yesterday that I could get a 3 d witness to the inclosed deed. the intenseness of the weather has prevented me from going from home. you will observe it is not recorded. this ceremony is unpleasant, the deed is good without it between the parties & those claiming under them, and against creditors where there are other assets. the subsequent purchaser without notice can alone...
I have just recieved from M r Dearborne Collector of Boston information that he had recieved from Marseilles 3. cases of wine for me which he had forwarded to the Collector of Richmond, and that the freight and duties amounted to 17 D. 05. I have informed him that I would desire you to remit him that sum immediately which I now request you to do, and recieve the boxes & pay the additional...
The Visitors of the University have occasion to remit to Thomas Appleton, our Consul at Leghorn the sum of 1200.D. which he has desired may be placed in the hands of Samuel Williams N o 13. Finsbury square London subject to the order of Thomas Appleton. I have also occasion to remit to mr Appleton the sum of 444.D. on my private account. I therefore inclose to you mr Garrett’s check on the...
I shall set out to Poplar Forest within a day or two, to be back within about 3. weeks I do not know how much of my flour has been sent to you, but when all is down it will be about 370. or 80. barrels. I remitted you lately 581.51 with a request to make a particular application of 444.D. of it, & to hold the balance 137.51 to my credit, and Jefferson will recieve for me within a few days &...
I am just returned from Bedford and have several little things of detail to write about, but time permits me at this moment to mention one only which presses. hearing that mr Coffee was in Charleston I wrote to D r Hosack to pray him to return me my letter & yours to Dr. Coffee. he did so, and I now inclose yours with the 40.D. check it covered and which was not used. this enables me to...
I know I have no right to draw on you, and the miller tells me it will be 10. days before he can send off a cargo of my flour. in the mean time my gr. daughter Ellen pays a visit of a week or 10. days to Richmond, and her occasions there will not wait the sending off my flour. I have therefore given her an order on you for 100.D. which will certainly be replaced within a week or 10. days after...
I wrote about a week ago to Mr Yancey to hurry down my tob o from Bedford. it was lying at Lynchburg so I presume will be with you in the course of a week. I expect too that the mill here is now ready to begin to deliver my flour. our river being swoln by the rains I have been unable to go there to inform myself of a certainty. I have a note in the Virginia bank for 1125. D. renewable on the...
Our river has been up so that I could not ford it to visit the Shadwell mills till yesterday. I found that there was not a single boat up, but that some are expected to-day, and the miller promised he would send off 2. boatloads of flour tomorrow, and that the rest should follow within a few days. there are between 250. and 300. Barrels still to go. as soon as I know that the 2. boat loads are...
I inclose you 350. D. of which I pray you to remit 300.D. to John Vaughan of Philadelphia sending with it at the same time the letter I inclosed to you for him in mine of April 19. with the remainder be pleased to send me 3. boxes of tin, to be bought from Daniel W. & C. Warwick, exactly of the quality of what they furnish to mr Brockenbrough for covering the houses at the University. he pays...