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I have duly received your favor of the 7 th inclosing Mess rs Shoemaker & Son’s conditional dft on G. & J. for 200$.— As we have heard nothing of their flour, have never transacted business for them at all, and know nothing of them, except of their bad manageme n t at your mill, we of course cannot become responsible even for this small amount, until we have something actually in hand.— As...
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 7th. inclosing 75$—The coal you require shall be forwarded by the first opportunity; there are however but few vessels I believe, which go from here to Alexa. and fewer still to Washington. only 14 hhds of your Tobacco are yet down. the price now is from 6 to 7$ according to quality, or the opinion of it . I hope yours may be supposed to...
As it is very seldom that I see M r Randolph’s Harry , I must ask the favor of you to direct him to call for the negroes blankets.—They should have been sent up sooner, but the person of whom I bought them did not like to open a bale, for fear of the moth: he has lately been opening some, and called upon me to take yours away.—I had them baled up again, but not so securely perhaps that the...
The nail rod, hoop iron, & molasses arrived yesterday—& are forwarded to Milton. The chimney-piece has never yet come down. Your very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr. Philada.”; endorsed by TJ. Recorded in SJL as received 26 Feb. 1799.
I am duly favor’d with yours of the 15th. with the nine manifests therein mentioned; I am sorry they did not come sooner as the last of your Tobo. was shipped to day—13 Hhds: on board the Sloop Little Sam Capt. Dickey, & 13 on board the Sloop Nancy Capt. Oliphant—these with the six shipped to New York make up your quantity except one Hhd: which the Inspectors say is not in the warehouse...
I only yesterday received your favor of the 24 th ultimo .—the note however was in time, but had one hour only to spare.— I suppose that your letters must have been too late for the mail, for the dft to M r Lyles dft Lyle has not yet appeared.— the one to M r Higginbotham did, in due time.
I am by to-nights post favor’d with yours of the 5th. inclosing your dft: on Mr. Barnes for $:200— I am apprehensive that the only way of getting money for such drafts will be by sending them on to Mr. Barnes with directions for him to remit the amount in Bank notes—as no person will like to be at the trouble of sending them to George Town for acceptance, and then of forwarding them on to...
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 5th inclosing 300$: I now inclose you a bill of loading for 1300 bushels of Coal, & for five boxes some short time ago received from Monticello. At the same time that I gave an order for your Coal, I likewise gave one for about the same quantity for Mr. Madison, which I supposed would probably go in the same Vessel.—Will you be so...
This post has brought me yours of the 8th. Johnston has no nail rod of yours—the last he received for you he forwarded in November last. I had made this enquiry previously to my last , but omitted to inform you of it. That which was seen in his lumberhouse the first of February I expect belonged to a person of his name in this place, which he informs me was sent to him about that time by...
I some days ago receive a number of packages for you from Mr. Barnes, and likewise a cask & two boxes which were not mentioned in the bill of loading; the whole of which I forwarded by Thos. Priddy’s boat a few days afterwards. I also sent you a cask of molasses at the enormous price of 4/6 ⅌ . bill inclosed. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson...
I was by last post favor’d with yours of the 20th. inclosing manifests for 10 Hhds: Tobacco weighing 16447 ld. which I have delivered to Mr. Hooper. I am extremely sorry that I could not with the smallest degree of propriety even hint it was my wish (because it is yours) that he should give security; much less could I demand it. although it is customary in Philadelphia to have some guarantee,...
Your favor of the 29th. is duly received. I will with much pleasure attend to the books at Mr. Wythes—I have as yet heard nothing of your negro—I have spoken to the Constables but they neither know him, or recollect having been desired to find him. I was in hopes Bob Hemmings knew something about him, but he does not—I have desired him to find out Mr. Whaley & to make enquiry, but as yet he...
I forwarded some days since the remainder of the nail rod , & the hoop-iron, received some time ago. I likewise forwarded by C. Becks’s boat 31 packages lately received from George Town & Alexandria, together with a Hhd of Molasses & the 3 Casks Cyder. I could not conveniently get the Molasses caskd, and therefore sent it without, supposing Becks to be perfectly honest, and very careful. I...
Your favor of the 7th. inclosing manifests for 21 Hhds. Tobacco is duly received. As the Inspectors at Milton are not over-correct I think it necessary to inform you that the manifests for that Tobo. have never been forwarded to us. Although I suppose there would not be the smallest difficulty in obtaining the price you mention for the Tobacco, yet as information was received here last night...
I have long delayed saying any thing to you respecting the situation of M r Mazzie’s property here, in the hope of being enabled to inform you of the receipt of the rent at the same time.— I have not received any however, since that which appeared in our acc t which was rendered to the 30 th of June 1810 , except merely 20$ received of M rs Taylor some time ago, & of that only $:2.79 will...
I have lately received, and have to day forwarded to Johnston & Richardson of Norfolk, to be by them sent on to Mr. Barnes by the first opportunity, seven dozen of Mr. Macons hams; being all that he can spare. I am endeavouring to make up the quantity you require, and hope shortly to procure such as may be relied upon. The two boxes & Cask of wine from Philada. arrived some days ago, and were...
I received last night your favor of the 19th. and have to day delivered the letter which it contained to Wm. Brown & Co., and accepted your dft in their favor payable the 14th. of February for $416. We would quite as soon you would at any time draw on us in this way as not, provided you would insert in the draft payable in United States Bank notes . As our bank does not receive the notes of...
Your favor of the 1 st leaves me no hope of recovering the trunk N o 28.—it confirms me in the opinion that I sent four trunks, than which I never had been more confident of any thing in my life, until by referring to the bill of lading, I found that you had only three: but since the receipt of your letter, it occurs to us that W m A. Burwell had an empty trunk here, which we find is gone. It...
I inclose as you direct 200$.— I likewise inclose an account of the sale of your last 54 barrels of flour, the net proceeds as you will observe, being $:429. ¹⁷⁄₁₀₀. —This should have been forwarded some time ago, had I not received a letter from you informing me there was more to come down, which induced me to keep it back, with the view of including the whole in one account. As however no...
The pipe of wine about which you some time ago made enquiry, together with sundry other articles shipped from Philada. so long ago as about the middle of Decr. in the schooner Caroline, arrived here only a few days past; in consequence of the Vessel having sustained so much injury in a gale of wind as to be obliged to stop at Norfolk to be repaired, together with her having been since detained...
I have duly received your favor of the 16th. and have in compliance therewith given you credit by Mr. Barnes for the 130:$ received of Mosby for Mr. Short. The cyder has not yet arrived from Norfolk; which however, as yet, is of no consequence, as it could not have been forwarded, in consequence of the low water. There have not I believe been a dozen boats down from Milton in 5 or 6. months. I...
I sent you a few days ago by Thomas Kindred the articles contained in the memorandum which I brought down with me—together with 4 dozen chairs which came from Philadelphia. I have received of the James River company on acct. of Mr. Short £76.9.1, of which I have informed Mr. Barnes as usual. The Gunpowder you mention shall be forwarded by the first opportunity. I am Dear Sir Your Very humble...
Your favor of the 5th. is but this moment received. I hasten to inform you that it will be perfectly agreeable to me for you to draw in favor of Mr. Lyle, & of Mr. Tazewell, for the 2000$: you mention; indeed I hope you will not have waited for this permission. There certainly can be no delay in the receipt of the money from the James River company. the amount I cannot ascertain to night, but...
When the sale of Tobacco was made to pay Mr. Lyle &c, 14 Hhds had arrived, of which I thought I had informed you; the 4 which have since arrived, making altogether 18 Hhds. I am Dear Sir Yr. Very humble Servt. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Having been about to leave Town for two or three weeks and having been desirous previously of disposing of your Tobacco—I was to day induced to offer it at 42/., altho’ I did once hope, I might have done something better with it. even that however I could not obtain—partly I believe in consequence of late advices from England, which are somewhat unfavorable; those from France however I did...
I have received your favor of the 14th.—Your instructions respecting the wheat for the agricultural society, shall be strictly attended to. I have been looking out for such as you describe, but have not yet been able to meet with any; though hope soon to procure some which is genuine. Mr. Buchanan has shewn me your lot of ground. a Mr. Gaddy has enclosed a small part of it, on which he has...
I have duly received your favors of the 21 st and 26 th with the inclosure mentioned in the last. Wheat having fallen as you were informed by M r Coles on Monday the 19 th — that is, no sales having been made at 9/. after
I inclose your last quarterly account from which there appears to be a balance due G. & J. of $:584.. 53/100 . Your Tobacco (14 hhds) I have after much difficulty disposed of to Pickett Pollard & Johnston at 6.¼$—1000$ Cash, & the balance in 10 days.—The highest offer I had except from them was only 36/6. The thousand dollars shall be paid to Mr. Lyle in the course of the day, or tomorrow. Be...
We forwarded yesterday & the day before by Mr. Randolph’s & Mr. Wood’s boats, the sheet iron; bar iron, and 60 bundles being the remainder of the nail rod—The three boxes you mention were recd. a few days ago—the two for Philadelphia are put on board the Jane Capn. Jackson, and addressed to Doctor Wistar there—the other is on board the John Capn. Norris bound to Georgetown and addressed to the...
I inclose agreeably to your direction 280$, in Virginia bank notes. The bolting Cloths are delivered to the Stage driver. Your other commissions shall be attended to. I am Dear Sir Yr. Very humble Servt. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I intended to have written you by Mr. Richardson myself , but was out of the way. Since that 10 Hhds: more of your Tobacco have come down, from Bedford, making in all 19—so that there is now only one remaining— This article is now very dull at 48/. & 50/ Cash, a prime parcel of 40 Hogsheads I understand was sold a few days ago at 9$: on a credit of 90 days. I hope the next accounts from Europe...
I am astonished that the shipwreck’d articles have not yet arrived; as the person who took charge of them, promised soon after the date of my last to you on the subject, to forward them as soon as possible to Norfolk, where orders were lodged for them to be sent up by the first opportunity. I suppose you may calculate upon receiving those articles which will not sustain injury by salt water;...
I have since my last received your favors of the 3d. & 8th—Hollo day to whom you allude has been dead for some time. If Henderson were a person in whose correctness I placed confidence, I would without waiting to hear from you again have the mill-stones valued; but knowing him as I do, I apprehend if he were pleased with the valuation he would abide by it, and if not, would say, he had not...
I have at length effected a settlement of Mr. Shorts account with Mr. Brown; the balce. of £112.1.5. which was found to be due by Mr. B. ⅌ his account which you will find inclosed, I have received. I was surprised to find that the fees which have caused a delay of 9 or 10 months in the adjustment of this account, amount only to 47/. I shall wait for Mr. Barnes to draw for this money, or for...
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 21st. instant enclosing Mr. John Barnes’s draft on Mr. Joseph Boyce at three days sight for $200., which is accepted, and which shall be applied as you direct. In making this first acknowledgment Sir, I cannot refrain from making another—I cannot refrain from endeavouring to convey to you by words some faint idea of the obligations I feel...
Lest your failing to forward a note in time to renew yours in the bank should occasion you some uneasiness, I have concluded to inform you that it has not been attended with the smallest inconvenience: the situation of G & J’s account in the bank at this time being such, as to enable them to raise the money by putting in their own note. Had it been at all important, I should probably have...
I have to day received of Mr. Creed Taylor $:679.84 in part of Littlebury Mosby’s bond to Mr. Short , of which I have informed Mr. Barnes. Mr. T. expects shortly to receive the balance. Judgment was obtained last Court against Mayo; but he has appealed, with the mere view I suppose of delay. The quarter Cask of wine which you intended for Mr. Randolph was received in my absence, and had been...
You will receive inclosed your last quarterly account, from which you will find there is a balance due you of £224–7–7. The things for which the Waggoner omitted to call, I am sorry to inform you, are not yet forwarded. I am Dear Sir Yr. Very humble servt. RC ( MHi ); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson esquire Washington”; franked and postmarked; endorsed by TJ as received 13 Oct. and so recorded in...
I have procured from Smithfield and have forwarded to Norfolk to be sent on to Mr. Barnes as before, six Casks containing six dozen hams; which from the character given them I hope may prove as good, as perhaps even Colo. Macons. The groceries, including a cask of wine from Norfolk, arrived a few days since; and were to day forwarded on to Milton, with 80 Bundles of nail-rod, & 8 of hoop-iron....
Your favor of the 8th. inclosing Manifests for twelve hogsheads Tobo. was just handed me by the post rider—I will attend to the shipment of the ten Hhds: to N. York as you direct; it is getting something better with us, but must mend considerably before ten dollars can be obtained. I call’d on Mr. Wythe agreeably to your request—he informed me that some of the labels had got off the books but...
I am very sorry that I was so remiss, as to delay looking out for the wood screws until I had an opportunity of sending them; as I ought to have foreseen there was a possibility at least; of my not being able to procure such as you required and so it has turned out—there are none at all in the whole City with round heads except some few of brass, and they are much too large. I found some few...
I find since closing my letter that I have omitted to inform that Anderson Rowe has never yet brought down the Hhd: of Tobo. you mention—he called when he was last down & informed us that he would bring it the next trip—but we find there is no kind of confidence to be placed in him—he brought us a manifest which we return to you—as you sent us one for the same Hhd:—W. Johnston did not bring a...
Mr. Oldham agreeably to your request has purchased the hinges &c. ordered in your favor of the   ; except that he could find only one dozen of the largest. They shall be forwarded by the first opportunity. Should the River be too low for boats to come down before you will require them, you can direct them to go by the Stage. A Box of Candles, with a Cask containing Syrrup of punch, were...
I have duly received your favor of the 7th. inclosing 425$:—   Colo. Monroe is now in Albemarle. so soon as he returns, he shall be paid as you direct. The two boxes from Alexandria have not yet arrived. I am Dear Sir Yr. Mt. humble Servt. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I have lately received from Lynchburg 100 Bbls of your flour.—35 bbls of it I have sold to John F. Robertson of Manchester at 4. ¼ $ at 60 days. I know but little of Mr. R., but he is to give Cornelius Buck of the same place as endorser. This sale I made, without knowing the flour was inspected in Lynchburg.—for the balance I could not obtain the same price, without having it reinspected here,...
Not having been able to meet with any Havanna sugar I send you a barrel of brown, by Mr. Hendersons boat. Yr. Very humble servt. 246 – 18 – 228 ℔s. @ 88/.     £10 – 7. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 2 Sep. and so recorded in SJL .
The goblets received of Letellier are in one of the small packages mentioned in my last. one of the others I am told contains a Map from M r Robertson of Orleans .—the remaining two are paper packages, one of them appearing to contain books. RC ( ViHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esq r ”; endorsed by TJ as received 16 Sept. 1810 and so recorded in SJL
G. Jefferson sends the box of hinges &c by the Stage agreeably to Mr. J’s direction. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I yesterday received your much esteemed favor of the 24th, and lost not a moment in ascertaining what could be done to relieve you from your present embarrassed situation. It is not I trust necessary for me to inform you, that I am always much averse to making professions of friendship, and of a desire to serve those I esteem—My character and disposition I hope being in some degree known to...
We have to acknowledge receipt of your favor of the 5th. Inst. inclosing B.notes for Three hundred & fifty dollars—We have paid Mr. Murchie Two hundred & forty three dollars 28 Cents being the Amount of the two sums mention’d in your letter with Int. for the amount paid on Account of McGehee we enclose you Mr M’s duplicate receipt—We received a few days ago advice from Philada. of the Nailrod...