Account with Robert Cary & Company
|Dr.||Thos. Jefferson Esqr. in accot. currt. with Robert Cary & Co.||Cr.|
|Feby||22||To Balance rendered under the City Seal||115||18||4||April||25||By Cash||40|
|“||“||To Interest from this date to 22 Aug 1796 is 13 1/2yrs @ 5 prC||77||12||6||By Interest of £40 fm 25 Apl 1786 to 22 Augt 1796 is 10 years 120ds||20||13||2|
|22||By Balance due R Cary & Co.||132||17||8|
Balance due Robert Cary & Co. one hundred & Thirty Two
Pounds Seventeen Shillings & Eight pence
London 22d August 1796
for Robt Cary & C.
MS (MoSHi: Jefferson Papers); in a clerk’s hand, except for the firm’s signature by Welch.
A receipt from William Reeves, London, 25 Apr. 1786, records TJ’s payment of interest of £40 to Wakelin Welch, Sr., surviving partner of Cary, Moorey & Welch. On verso TJ recorded the following:
|1786.||Apr. 1.||balance includg. int. settled & sigd.||128.13.4|
|Apr. 25||By cash.||40|
|1793.||Aug. 26.||balance includg. int. settled by Welch||112.13.4”|
(MS in MoSHi: Jefferson Papers; with five lines heavily canceled between first and second entries in TJ’s account; endorsed by TJ). For the antecedents, see TJ to Francis Eppes, 22 Apr. 1786. TJ made provisions for the payment of this private debt at the same time he provided bonds for the payment of the sum he owed to Welch as one of the executors of the Wayles estate (TJ to John Wickham, 20 Jan. 1797).