Thomas Jefferson Papers

Statement of Account from John Francis, [27 June 1798]

Statement of Account from John Francis

[27 June 1798]

1798 Thos. Jefferson Esqr. Vice President of the United States to John Francis Dr.
To Use of his rooms & Board for himself & Servant from the 12th. of Decr. 1797 to the 19th. of June 1798.
27 weeks at 26 Dollars per week D702.
Wine “&” Poter @ 2.80. D per week or .40 c per day1   75.50
Candles @ .27 cents per week    7.25
Fire-wood 20 Weeks @ 3.60 D   72
To pd. for Magazines    1
Cr. by Cash  620.
due  237.75
To rooms 4 Weeks at 13 Dollars   52.
To    week 26. D. wine &c. 3.25   29.25

MS (MHi); date supplied from TJ’s financial memoranda (see below); in an unknown hand, with additions by TJ shown in italics (see note 1); endorsed by TJ: “Francis John.”

Before his departure from Philadelphia on 27 June TJ made an order on John Barnes for $319 to pay Francis “in full.” Since his last settlement of accounts with the hotelkeeper on 3 July 1797, TJ had written drafts on Barnes to pay Francis $120 on 14 Jan., $200 on 17 Feb., $100 on 6 Apr., and $200 on 9 May (all in MHi, written and signed by TJ, endorsed by Barnes and canceled; MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:965, 977, 979, 981, 983, 986). In another draft on Barnes written on 9 Jan. 1799 TJ ordered payment of $150 to Francis (MS in ViU: Edgehill Randolph Papers, written and signed by TJ, endorsed by Barnes and signed by Francis on verso).

1Here and below, text and figures in italics are in TJ’s hand.

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