Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Jefferson, 8 July 1799

From George Jefferson

Richmond 8th. July 1799

Dear Sir,

Your favor of the 3d. inclosing a duplicate draught on Mr. Barnes for $:800.—is duly received; having had occasion to remit some money to N. York we inclosed your first dft: to Mr. Barnes, and requested him to forward the amot. to our correspondent there—you will therefore consider this money as being in our hands & will draw on us accordingly. We some days ago sent 20 bundles of your nail rod by R. Faris;—and on Saturday last, 60 bundles, being the balance, by Hendersons boats.

The Center R. Hemmings says cannot be procured. Your Hat I sent by Mr. Conard.

I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt.

Geo. Jefferson

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 11 July and so recorded in SJL.

Our correspondent: Bethune & Smith of New York (see enclosure listed at TJ to George Jefferson, 15 June 1799).

In November TJ paid John Faris $16,125 for transporting over 3,000 pounds of goods, including groceries, glass doors, and other packages, in April 1799. On 20 June he paid George Faris over £4 for nailrod transported in 1797. There is no record of payment, however, to R. F aris (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 , 2:1001, 1003, 1008).

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