Thomas Jefferson Papers

Statement of Account with Thomas Claxton, 13 June 1801

Statement of Account with Thomas Claxton

13 June 1801

1801 To Thomas Claxton
June 5 To Cash pd. Edward Shoemaker
as per. Bill No. 1
} 4.  
6 do. Elisha Fisher Co. No. 2 33.83
10 do. Michael Roberts 3 38.90
12 do. Jane Larimore 4 12.  
13 do. Anthony Simmons 5 80.50
do. ditto,   88.75
shirts     15.  
D. 272.98

MS (MHi); in unidentified hand, with concluding text in TJ’s hand (see note below); at head of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ.

Edward Shoemaker was a Philadelphia merchant at 127 High or Market Street. An ironmonger by the same name resided at 337 High or Market Street between 11 and 12 Street. Elisha Fisher and Co. were merchants at 39 North Front Street. Michael Roberts, a stationer who ran a fancy-goods store at 87 Chestnut Street, submitted a receipt to Claxton on 10 June for 2 “lamps,” 2 dozen cotton wicks, and 6 “Plated Chamber Candrs.” for a total invoice of $38.90, or £14.11.9. Jane Larimore, a shopkeeper at 47 South Second Street, also submitted a receipt to Claxton on 12 June for 6 pairs of stockings at 15 shillings a pair totaling £4.10.0 or $12 (both receipts at MHi). Anthony Simmons was a goldsmith and jeweler, at 44 High or Market Street (Stafford, Philadelphia Directory, for 1801, 11, 13, 14, 23, 55, 90).

On 11 July TJ ordered payment to Claxton for the statement sum of $272.98 for the purchase of “silver & plated wares & sundries” bought for him in Philadelphia (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 , 2:1046).

1TJ here presumably canceled “a Handsome Globe Inkstand-40” and the total “$297.98.” Remainder of statement in TJ’s hand.

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