Thomas Jefferson Papers

Invoice from William Duane, 3 February 1802

Invoice from William Duane

President of the United States

1802   To Wm. Duane. Dr.
Jany. 4th. To 1 Glass Inkstand     1.
Feby 3 To 1 Bottle Red Ink      .31
To 1 Ream of Printed Letters    22.
  To 2 Wedgwood Inkstands     2.

MS (CSmH); in a clerk’s hand; with order in TJ’s hand at foot of text: “Mr. Barnes is pleased to pay this Th: Jefferson Feb. 17. 1802”; signed by Duane acknowledging payment; endorsed by John Barnes as paid in full on 22 Feb. 1802.

In a statement of TJ’s account from 4 Jan. 1802 to 7 July 1803, Duane recorded the purchase date of the printed letters and Wedgwood inkstands as 13 Feb. 1802. He also described the letters as “1 Ream Invitations 2 on a sheet 4to. post” with a price of $20 (CSmH).

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