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I now enclose you the Manifests of my tobo. made the last year at Poplar forest being 29 hhd. weighing 46,402. ℔ nett, the whole of which I expect is with you before this. from these are to be taken 3 hhds. ducked which you have already sold. you mentioned that you thought you could get 7. D. for the residue on reasonable credit. if you can get that on 2 or 3 months credit, I shall be willing...
Your favor of the 2d. is recieved & I thank you for the admonition as to my tobo. I shall hand it on to my overseer with a proper charge. I should be for holding out for 7.D. unless you should foresee a permanent fall of price. I expect there are or will very soon be with you the following articles 10. packages from Washington sailed Mar. 17. 5. Nos. [No. 1. being 12. bands] from Phila. sailed...
In your letter of Feb. 12. you asked me whether you should engage my bacon as usual from Colo. Macon. I considered the question as answered by a letter which I had written two days before & you had not recieved at the date of yours. this requested you to procure me 100. hams of Colo. Macon, & to have them forwarded as soon as they should be fully cured—it being material that they should be...
One of the sky-lights of my house requiring a pane of glass 4½ feet diameter I procured two such at the Boston glass works which were sent on. They were broken however in some part of their route—being very badly packed I got the favor of a friend there to make another effort, & to see to the package. they are now on their way to Richmond as you will percieve by mr Cutts’s letter now inclosed....
Your favor of the 23d. is recieved & I now return you mr Peyton’s order accepted payable the first week of August. this I presume will make only the week’s odds with you, while it makes a month’s odds with me, as I settle & pay the first week of every month for the whole month. considerable paiments for the beginning of July render an anticipation then not convenient. Affectionate salutations....
I suppose we may by this time conclude that my tobacco will not fetch 7. Dollars: and foreseeing no circumstance likely to raise the price soon, I propose that you should sell it for 40/ for any credit not exceeding 90. days. indeed the shorter the term of paiment you may be able to obtain, the more convenient to me, as I have calls which would render it a sensible accomodation. Accept...
Having to remit the sum of 100. D. to Mr. John W. Eppes, and not certain of the safety of the post between him and Richmond, I have thought it better to deposit the sum with you subject to his order. I therefore inclose you a postnote of the Richmond bank in favor of W. A. Burwell & indorsed by him to yourselves, which be pleased to recieve & pay to the order of mr Eppes. Accept my friendly...
There were lately shipped for me from Philadelphia 1. box of grape vines, and 4. open boxes of Monthly strawberries from Italy. altho’ from the account I recieve of the latter they seem irrecoverable yet if there be any hope of life I would ask the favor of you to give them to any careful gardener in Richmond, who will hereafter furnish me with some roots from them, if they live. their value...
Your favor of June 1. is recieved, and the sale of the tobacco as therein mentioned is approved. the terms of 3. 4. and 5. months being long, might they not be reduced to 1. 2 & 3. by taking notes from the purchasers negociable at the Richmond bank? this would of course make to us the difference of the discount, which would be of little consideration: but it must depend on the form of the...
Mr. John D. Burke of Petersburg, engaged in writing the history of Virginia, has asked the use of a volume of laws & some volumes of antient newspapers from the library at Monticello. I have desired mr Randolph to send them to you, & will pray you to deliver the volumes of newspapers to mr Burke himself: but the volume of laws being the only copy of the laws of that period now existing, and...
I now inclose you in Richmond bank bills 970. Dollars, and have this day drawn on you in favor of Charles Smith of Louisa for 621 . D. James Oldham 100 .
Will you be so good as to procure & forward for me to Monticello two or three dozen bottles of Syrop of punch by the first boats? MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Mr. Craven Peyton has desired me to assume for him to you 156D .67 paiable the 10th. of July and 533D. 33 paiable the 10th. of Aug. the first of these paiments will be a little too early for me. I will pay you 156D .67 on the 13th. of July (it will leave this place the evening of the 11th.) and 533D .33 on the 10th. of Aug. (leaving this the evening of the 8th.) these being the precise days on...
I recieved yesterday your favor of the 1st. inst. I am now within 8. or 9 days of my departure for Monticello, & having to make arrangements for near three months absence. I find it will considerably facilitate them, if I can anticipate each of the paiments for my tobo by getting corresponding discounts in Richmd. I therefore now inclose you my note for 1000. D. with a blank for the date which...
In consequence of the assurance in your letter of the 9th. I have this day drawn on you for 300. D. payable to Wm. A. Burwell or order, 100. D. payable to David Higginbotham or order. I rely on the same source for paying the 156.67 assumed by me for Craven Peyton paiable early this month; the balance to go to my credit with you. I likewise inclose two notes of 1000. D. each to be discounted at...
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of messrs. Gibson & Jefferson to send him by the first boat 1. doz. teacups & 1. doz. saucers of china of midling quality, also 1. doz half pint tumblers and 1. doz. of a still smaller size, say a jill. the barrel form is preferred if to be had. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Will you be so good as to send me immediately 3. dozen bottles of Syrup of punch? if boats are coming it will come safer tho’ slower by them. if not, let it be sent by the stage; or one half by the stage & the other by the boats as you think best. accept affectionate salutations P.S. I drew on you Aug. 18. in favr. Wm. Short for 500. D. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I wrote you in a former letter that I had drawn on you in favor of mr Short for 500. D. and in a subsequent one that he had returned the draught, preferring another arrangement. having occasion here for most of the money I had hoped the sheriffs would have furnished me & taken draughts on Richmond, but they collect so little, that unless they do better the ensuing week, I must risk bringing...
According to my expectations expressed in my last letter I must now ask the favor of you to send me 280. Dollars by return of post, in notes of the Richmond bank, or that of the US. I shall furnish the Sheriffs also some draughts on you. having occasion for a good boulting cloth for country custom, my millwright has undertaken to write the inclosed to a friend of his, who he says will chuse...
In writing to you for the bolting cloths I omitted to inclose the directions of the millwright (James Walker) respecting them which may perhaps have been omitted in his letter to mr Webster; as also his note of mill irons to be executed by mr Dunlap. this last I have inclosed in a note to mr Dunlap left open for your perusal, & which I will beg leave to recommend to your attention. Not being...
I expect that a box containing a marble bust with it’s pedestal (or perhaps more boxes than one) have been sent you from Baltimore to be forwarded to Monticello. be so good as to send them back to Baltimore to the address of mr Reibelt bookseller at that place. I will thank you however to pay the freight &c. coming & going on my account. Affectionate salu tations. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
In my letter of the 10th. inst. I desired you to send back to Baltimore a box or boxes containing a marble bust & pedestal. should that not have been done, be so good as to forward them to Monticello, a satisfactory arrangement respecting them having since been made. Your letter containing our last Quarterly account has been recieved. the balance against me is larger than I had been aware of....
You have done perfectly right in sending mr Mifflin’s acct. here. his former one was paid here from whence the order went, & why he should have sent the 2d. elsewhere is unaccountable, but has the sheet iron been recieved? it is charged as 2. boxes shipped in the schooner Independance, Wm. Poole, Aug. 7. 1805 he never sent me a bill of lading, letter, or any other information. the acct. you...
I now inclose you five hundred dollars to cover my deficit with you, with my affectionate salutations MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Mr. Freeman my manager at Monticello in the place of Lilly being new in the business, has improperly applied to you for nail rod. I pray you not to supply it, as it’s high price at Richmond would take away all profit from the manufacture. I have ordered it from Philadelphia & it must now be on the way. if you have not lately sent up some coal for the smith at Monticello, I would thank you to...
I was to have paid mr James Lyle a thousand dollars in the course of the last summer, which was not done. I expect my tobacco from Poplar forest is now arrived at Richmond or is on it’s way thither, consigned to you. I wish therefore either that a part of it to the amount of that value should be delivered to him, or that you should pay him that amount out of the first proceeds of the sale when...
I now inclose you 150. D. in Richmond bank bills to cover a draught I have this day made on you at sight in favor of Nathaniel Gordon of Orange or order for 133D. 25 I send from hence by a vessel bound for Richmond which sails tomorrow 10. casks, & 17. boxes, besides 3 or 4 boxes of which I do not know the marks & numbers. the captain’s reciept will be inclosed. I have written to mr...
I now inclose you the reciept of Capt. Hassan for my packages. three days of N.W. wind have probably placed him at the mouth of James river by this time. I stated to you that there were 10. casks & 17. boxes but I should have said 8. casks & 19. boxes. Accept Affectionate salutations. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Genl. Stevens of New York has shipped from thence to your address two quarter casks of Sicilian Madeira. one of these is for myself: the other for Nathaniel Gordon of Orange. should he call for one therefore be so good as to deliver it to his order. should he not call for it before an opportunity occurs of sending them to Milton, let them go there. I omitted to desire Genl. Stevens to have...
I percieve by the last quarter’s account that there was a balance of 49.79 D against me since which you have paid between 4. & 500. D. for me. I must pray you to make this sum out of my tobaccos in your hands in preference to any other object, as I would not wish you to lie out of money advanced. I cannot but hope you have by this time recieved a sufficiency of my tobacco to cover both this &...
I inclose you a bill of lading for a pair of 6. feet Millstones, weight 6000.℔ which were to leave Alexandria on the 19th. the person who made them told me he had bargained for their freight at 20. Dollars before the Capt. saw them, & that when he saw them he protested against them, & was only prevailed on to take them by an assurance that it should be referred to me to give him more, and he...
Having to pay James Oldham 179.80 D I have thought it safer to put under cover to you 180. D. and to ask the favor of you to make him the paiment on his application. I set out for Monticello tomorrow. accept affectionate salutns. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Mr. DuVal the executor of my deceased friend mr Wythe, informs me that he bequeathed to me his books, philosophical instruments & some other articles, which he is anxious should be immediately delivered, as the house was to be rented in a few days. I have taken the liberty to inform him that you will recieve those articles, & that you will be so good as to relieve him from all trouble &...
I received last night, from mr Griffin, my overseer at Poplar forest, the list of my tobacco of the last year, with information that it was all sent down & the manifests forwarded to you. according to this list the whole crop was 28. hhds. weighing 43,535 ℔. out of which the overseers’ parts were 5528. ℔. & mine 38,007. ℔. whether they have retained their parts at home, or sent the whole down,...
Mr. Craven sending some waggons to Richmond with wheat agrees to bring up what I have there as cheap as they would come by water. he is therefore to take on board every thing I have with you. the following articles I recollect. No. 1. 3. 4. 5. boxes of groceries, left Washington about July 3. No. 1. 2. do. left Washington July 16. some boxes of iron plates, & a set of scale weights, left...
Yours of the 11th. has been recieved, & the articles sent by the waggons also. I this day set out for Bedford where I will endeavor to find out where my tobo. is lodged, and on my return send off my waggons to carry it to Richmond. in the mean time your letters leave me somewhat at a loss as to the quantity recieved by you. in a former one you mentioned the reciept of as much as would pay mr...
Yours of the 26th is recieved. I found on going to Bedford that the Overseer had thought it necessary to sell several hogsheads of my tobo. there to answer certain plantation expenditures, and had lost a dollar a hundred on the sale, exclusive of carriage. altho’ I could not approve of this, it could not be altered. I shall certainly adopt your advice in future of having it inspected at...
The season now requires that I should lay in my winter’s stock of coal. I will therefore ask the favor of you to send me on 1200. bushels with as little delay as possible, for indeed the want of it begins to be urgent. on this day fortnight I will make you a remittance to cover this article as well as the balance due at the close of the last quarterly account. Accept my affectionate...
I now inclose you 300. D. to cover the purchase of the coal and the balance of your last quarterly account. we are in hopes of soon recieving the coal, as the season is calling for it. Mr. Taggert of Philadelphia some 2. or 3. weeks ago forwarded some oils & paints to you, & Messrs. Jones & Howell are about this time forwarding a parcel of iron: in addition to nail rod which they sent on early...
I inclose you a draught of the Treasurer of the US. on the collector at Richmond for 550. D. to cover a draught I have this day made on you in favor of Burgess Griffin for 520. D. & interest thereon from Sep. 8. last till paid. this is at sight; but as it goes by post round by New London, it will probably be a fortnight before it will be presented. I inclose you Burgess Griffin’s signature, as...
Yours of the 22d. has been recieved. I have turned to the purchases of ham made by us heretofore of capt Macon, & find that for the years 1802. 3. and 4. he had 10d. in 1805. & 6. he had 13d. now he asks 15d. next it will be 16d. 18d Etc, pressing on till some limit is found to which we will go no further. we may as well make our stand at 13d. which is about 17½ cents, certainly enough when...
I have still to pay of the remains of mr Wayles’s debt to Farrell and Jones, according to agreement with mr Kinnan their agent at Petersburg £ 108.15 Virginia currency with interest at 5. per cent from May 7. 1800. until paid. the paiment being to be made at Petersburg, I inclose you a draught of the Treasurer of the US. on the Collector at Petersburg for 500. D. and I must pray you out of...
Yours of the 12th. is recieved, and the arrangement for my supply of hams will, I dare say, answer. I yesterday sent to Alexandria 25. packages for Monticello, which as they contain stores for use there, I should wish to have sent by the first safe boats to Milton, consigned to mr Higginbotham, as I wish my things always to be, because it will authorise the carrier to look to him alone for...
I arrived here on the 11th. and found here your two favors of Mar. 24. & 31. & have since recieved that of the 14th. inst. I am satisfied with the sale of my tobo. & will thank you in your first letter for information of the weight as Griffin has failed to communicate it to me; as also whether he informed you of his proportion of it, and gave any directions about that. the thousand Dollars,...
Supposing a special list of the packages & their contents may contribute to the easier recovery of my goods shipped from Washington & Alexandria for Richmond & said to be ashore in Princess Anne, I here subjoin it and pray your best endeavors to have them speedily and safely sent to this place, paying for me all proper charges. I salute you with affection. No. 1. a barrel of white sugar. 2. a...
In the inclosed letter of yesterday I omitted one article. the three barrels of potatoes on board the wreck were intended for planting. they will possibly be spoiled, or come too late for that object. I am told potatoes from the North are always to be had in Richmond. will you then be so good as to send up a flour barrel full by the first boats? I salute you affectionately. MHi : Coolidge...
The inclosed letter, which I have left open for your perusal, will sufficiently explain it’s object, and the favor I ask respecting it. I do not know the Christian name of the person to whom it is addressed, nor with certainty his residence. but he is brother to the mr Clarke who superintends the manufactory of arms at Richmond.   I must ask the favor of you to send me 500. bushels of coal, by...
I inclosed you yesterday the bill of lading for my millstones, but had not then time to write. on their arrival should the state of the river admit their going by water without danger of their being dropped by the way, it will be better; but should the state of the river have become uncertain, the importance of having them before the dry season sets in, renders it expedient to send them by any...
Yours of the 3d. is safely recieved, and the 350. D. therein inclosed. you say all my shipwrecked articles are recieved except 1. box & 3. casks. can you give me the Nos. of those recieved? because I shall then know the contents of those missing, and be able to supply them exactly. I would ask it by the 1st. post because it is high time I was sending off my supplies. you will recieve in about...
Your letter of the 9th. was recieved last night; but in the mean time mine of yesterday had gone off asking you to specify the particular Nos. of my packages which were missing. the present is to save you the trouble of repeating the information in that recieved last night. with respect to the coal, the approach of my departure for Monticello, and the season, now renders the forwarding it...