Thomas Jefferson Papers

Statement of Account with Thomas Carpenter, 26 April 1803

Statement of Account with Thomas Carpenter

1802. Thomas Jefferson Esq.
October 14th.    To Thomas Carpenter Dr.
To a fine flannel under waistcoat $2. 25
Decr. 1. To 4 suits of winter Clothes (Livery) @ 28 $ 112.
To a Blue waterproof Coat Steele Buttons &c. 21. 50
To a Buff Waist—shawl pattern, pearl Buttons 8. 25
To a dove coloured  Do ——  Do —— 8. 25
To a pr of Chorded Breeches 6. 50
To an embroidered Cassimere waistcoat 7. 50
To a pr of Cassimere Breeches Buff 7. 75
To a pr of black   Do —— 7. 50
 
Buttoning a Coat and 18 Gilt Buttons 1. 50
13. 3½ yds of waterproof Cloth @ 7 $ 24. 50
To a Cloak of Superfine Coating for Mrs. Randolph 15.
20  To a Surtout of waterproof Cloth & apron
 for Mr R. 30. 50
To a Do —— Do. Capt Lewis 30. 50
Febry 1  4½ yds waterproof Cassimere 13. 50
To a pr of ribbed Sheravaloes 5. 50
To a pr of Do. Breeches 6.
Facing a waistcoat with velvet 2. 25
April 26  To a Superfine Waterproof Cassimere Coat } 21. 75
Steele Buttons and Silk Sleeve Lynings
$ 332. 50
June 13 By cash of mr Barnes before this day 150.
servts. 112 182. 50
self 124.
family  96.50
332.50

MS (MHi); in Carpenter’s hand, words and figures in italics later added by TJ; endorsed by TJ: “Carpenter Thos. Acct. 1802. Oct. 14 1803. Apr. 26.”

sheravaloes: sherryvallies, or overalls, were breeches of thick velvet or leather, buttoned on the outside of each leg and typically worn over knee breeches (OED description begins J. A. Simpson and E. S. C. Weiner, eds., The Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford, 1989, 20 vols. description ends ; Linda R. Baumgarten, “Jefferson’s Clothing,” Magazine Antiques, 144 [1993], 104).

On 6 July 1803, TJ ordered John Barnes to pay the balance on Carpenter’s account for $332.50 “after taking credit for such part thereof as he has already paid” (MS in ViU; in TJ’s hand and signed by him; at foot of text: “Mr. John Barnes”; with receipt in Barnes’s hand acknowledging whole amount for $332.50, with payment on 12 May for $50 and on 10 June for $150 per note, for a balance due of $132.50, also noting 60 days at 6 July with receipt of payment on that date; signed by Carpenter; endorsed by Barnes on verso).

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