Thomas Jefferson Papers

Statement of Account with Thomas Carpenter, 21 December 1801

Statement of Account with Thomas Carpenter

Thomas Jefferson Esq.

October 1st.
To Thomas Carpenter   Dr:
  To Making a Surtout Coat & materials   $ 4.50
  2⅞ yds Superfine Cloth @ 48/9   18.68
  22 Steele Buttons and a Velvet Collar   3.60
20 To a Superfine blue Coat, Silk Sleeve Lynings Steele Buttons and a Velvet Collar } 23.75
  New Silk Sleeve Lynings to a Coat   2—
Novr 9 To Making Breeches and materials—5 pockets and pearl Buttons } 4.12
  To Making a Water proof surtout—Silk Sleeve Lynings—steele Buttons & Velvet Collar—
  with apron
} 10.—
Decr 21 Putting an Apron to a Surtout Coat   1.25
  ½ yd blue Cloth   3.25
  Putting a Collar to a Coat   1.75
  Facing an under Waist & new Flannel Sleeves   2.—
November 30th— For the Servants—
  Making 5 Coats and materials with plated Buttons as before @ 34/3 } 22.80
  Making 5 Waistcoats & materials—plated Buttons 18/—   12.—
  Making 5 pr pantaloons & Do.—Strings & Do. 16/6   11.—
  9½ Yds Silver Lace @ 7/6   9.50
  3½ Yds Crimson Cloth @ 40/   18.67
      $ 148.87

MS (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); in Carpenter’s hand, with figures in italics added by TJ; checkmarks, not shown above, probably added by TJ during a review of the account in John Barnes’s office; at foot of statement TJ ordered: “Mr. Barnes will be pleased to pay the above Th. Jefferson Jan. 15. 1802”; receipt acknowledging payment in full on 16 Jan. in Barnes’s hand, signed by Carpenter; endorsed by Barnes; endorsed by TJ.

According to his financial memoranda, TJ ordered payment by John Barnes to Carpenter, a Washington tailor, “for his bill 148.87” on 15 Jan. 1802 (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 , 2:1063). A previous account with Carpenter is printed at 1 July 1801.

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