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Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Darmsdatt, 30 July 1813

To Joseph Darmsdatt

Monticello July 30. 1813.

Dear Sir

I am really very thankful to you for the patience with which you have waited for the paiment I should have made you. I am one of the unfortunate on whom the blockade came before I had sold a barrel of my flour. I am now authorising mr Gibson to sell it for 4.D. which after the expence of barrel grinding & transporting, neats me 2½ D. a barrel or 47. cents a bushel for my wheat. in the mean time I am enabled from another resource now to direct paiment to be made you by mr Gibson as well of the former sum due, as for the half dozen barrels of herrings you sent here lately, and half a dozen barrels to Bedford to be sent now, if they were not sent when those to this place were forwarded. they are to be addressed as usual to the care of Messrs Brown & Robertson Lynchburg. Accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

P.S. I write accordingly to mr Gibson by this post.

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Joseph Darmsdatt”; endorsed by TJ.

neats: to make a net gain (OED description begins James A. H. Murray, J. A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner, and others, eds., The Oxford English Dictionary, 2d ed., 1989, 20 vols. description ends ).

Index Entries

  • Brown & Robertson (Lynchburg firm); fish for TJ sent to search
  • Chesapeake Bay; British blockade of search
  • Darmsdatt, Joseph; and fish for TJ search
  • Darmsdatt, Joseph; letters to search
  • Darmsdatt, Joseph; TJ pays search
  • fish; herring search
  • flour; at Richmond search
  • food; herring search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • herring; sent to TJ search