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I should sooner have acknoleged the receipt of Mrs. Lewis’s kind letter of Apr. 14 . but for a periodical headach which attacked me the 1st. of May, and has not yet quitted me entirely; tho since the first week it has been very moderate, and now is almost nothing. I sincerely rejoice to hear of your recovery, which judge Wilson assures me of. I inclose a few grains of high-land rice which I...
On my return here from a journey of a month I found a letter of Mr. Hylton’s dated May 29. informing me there were yet but 2 more hhds. of my tobo. arrived at Richmond (after the 17 which he had sent.) Uneasy at this, from the engagement I had entered into here, in my letter of two or three days ago to my daughter, I desired her to have this mentioned to you lest there should be a stoppage of...
A little intermission of public business on the separation of Congress and departure of the President permits me now to turn my attention for a moment to my own affairs. Finding that good tobacco sold tolerably well here, and being assured that the tobacco of the red lands in Albemarle and Bedford were perfectly known here, and commanded always the highest price, I wrote to Mr. Hylton at...
Some things have occurred since I left Albemarle on which it will be necessary for me to trouble you. Colo. Rob. Lewis is so near agreeing to the purchase of my lands in Cumberland that I think he will do it. The terms I proposed to him were 20/ sterl. an acre taking his own time but paying interest from the start. On an explanation of the monies he could command, our idea was that he should...
Mr. Randolph and my daughters being to remain at Monticello, are to be furnished with whatever the plantations will furnish, to wit, corn, fodder, wheat, what beeves there may be, shoats, milch cows, fire-wood to be cut by the plantation negroes, and brought in by the mule-cart or ox-cart. Tom or Phill to go to mill for the house as usual. They are to have also the use of the house-servants,...
Recieved from Colo. Nicholas Lewis the books and papers relative to my affairs and his superintendance of them from 1783. to this day and I hereby give him a full acquittal and discharge thereof and of all balances and demands on account of the same. Witness my hand the day and year above written. MS (Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, on deposit ViU ); entirely in TJ’s hand; endorsed by...