From Benjamin Brown
July 3. 1809
I have lately recd a list of Debts due to the Ml Assurance Society against Fire in which I find you charged thus 1806 Decemr: 10th two thirds Quota $55.20 If it be right I should be glad to receive it so soon as it may suit your Convenience. With the greatest respect I am
RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 3 July 1809 and so recorded in SJL; with Brown’s subjoined 5 Sept. 1809 receipt for payment of $63.55, consisting (with an addition error) of $55.20 principal and $8.55 interest calculated from 10 Dec. 1806 to 3 July 1809.
Benjamin Brown, attorney for the Mutual Assurance Society, owned Mooresbrook in the Carter’s Mountain area of Albemarle County and a share in the Eagle Tavern in Charlottesville. In 1802 TJ bought a bordering parcel of sixty-one acres on Montalto from Brown (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1082–3; Lay, Architecture description begins K. Edward Lay, The Architecture of Jefferson Country: Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, 2000 description ends , 12–3, 57; Deed from Brown to TJ, 9 Sept. 1802, Albemarle Co. Deed Book, 1:166–7).