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Thomas Jefferson to Jeremiah A. Goodman, 11 March 1813

To Jeremiah A. Goodman

Monticello Mar. 11. 13.

Dr Sir

The blockade of the Chesapeak having sunk the price of flour to 7. Dollars,1 for which I am not disposed to sacrifice mine, and being desirous that my debts in your neighborhood therefore should not be put off for that sale, I have this day written to mr Harrison of Lynchburg to pay you 250.D. on the 7th of April, and I have countermanded the directions to mr Gibson which I had formerly given. Accept my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

RC (Pook & Pook Inc., Downingtown, Pa., online catalogue for 3–4 Oct. 2014 auction, lot 796); addressed: “Mr Jeremiah A. Goodman Poplar Forest near Lynchburg”; franked; postmarked Milton, 12 Mar.PoC (DeHi: Morse Autograph Collection); endorsed by TJ.

1Reworked from “Bar.”

Index Entries

  • Chesapeake Bay; British blockade of search
  • flour; price of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; as Poplar Forest overseer search
  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; letters to search
  • Harrison, Samuel Jordan; buys tobacco from TJ search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); Overseers at; and sale of tobacco to S. J. Harrison search
  • tobacco; sold to S. J. Harrison search