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Statement of Account with Thomas Carpenter, 1 July 1801

Statement of Account with Thomas Carpenter

Thomas Jefferson Esq.

1801 To Thomas Carpenter Dr.
May 1.— Dr C
To Facing an under Waistcoat with Silk 1.25
To a pr. of twilled fancy Cord Breeches, pearl buttons 7.25
To Making a Coat, trimings lining and Stays for
the Coachman
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4.—
12 plated Buttons 56
1⅞ yds Cloth @ 33/9 8.44
1¾ yds Lace @ 7/6 1.75
¼ yd Crimson Cloth for facing 1.25
To a Spanish Waistcoat Compleat for Do. 4.75
To a pr twilled thicksett Pantaloons for Do. 6.25
 
To a Suit compleat as above for the groom 27.—
To a Suit Do. for the Footman 27.—
To a Suit of Do. for John 26.—
June 20 To a Jane Jacket and Pantaloons for the Coachman 9.50
To a Strong fustain      Do.   for the groom 9.50
To a Stable Frock for the groom 2.25
To a Jane jacket for the footman 5.—
To facing four under Waistcoats with Sattin 6.—
Buttoning a Waistcoat and 20 Buttons 50
July 1 Altering a Coat & furnishing a Silk Collar    2.50
$150.75
for self   11.  
servts 139.75

MS (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); in Carpenter’s hand, words and figures shown in italics added by TJ, who endorsed the statement on verso with Carpenter’s name; notation in John Barnes’s hand alongside Carpenter’s total, “Exd. JB,” refers to an examination of the account in Barnes’s office, and checkmarks appearing next to each line of text, not shown here, were probably added during that review; at foot, Barnes wrote and Carpenter signed acknowledgments of payment on 19 Aug. for $50.75 and on 15 Sep. for $100; endorsed by Barnes.

Thomas Carpenter was a tailor in Washington (Statement of Account with Thomas Carpenter, printed at 31 Mch. 1801).

Coachman: Joseph Dougherty (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 , 2:1035n).

Footman: as of 1 May, Edward Maher and John Christoph Süverman were footmen in the president’s house. John Kramer entered TJ’s service on 27 May (Lucia Stanton, “‘A Well-Ordered Household’: Domestic Servants in Jefferson’s White House,” White House History, 17 [Winter 2006], 8, 12, 21; 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 , 2:1040, 1042).

John: probably John Freeman, also a footman, who began a salaried position on 4 May but had been in TJ’s service since March (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 , 2:1043; TJ to Charles Little, 31 Mch. 1801).

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