Thomas Jefferson Papers

George Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson, 12 March 1810

From George Jefferson

Richmond 12th March 1810.

Dear Sir

I have duly received your favor of the 7th inclosing Messrs Shoemaker & Son’s conditional dft on G. & J. for 200$.—As we have heard nothing of their flour, have never transacted business for them at all, and know nothing of them, except of their bad management1 at your mill, we of course cannot become responsible even for this small amount, until we have something actually in hand.—As however the remittance of such a trifle to Howell & Jones would not be attended with the smallest inconvenience to G. & J, had I not as well remit it to them without waiting to see if these people will place flour in our hands as they propose?

I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt

Geo. Jefferson

RC (ViHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 15 Mar. 1810 and so recorded in SJL.

TJ’s favor to Jefferson of 7 Mar. 1810 is recorded in SJL, but neither it nor its enclosure have been found.

1Manuscript: “managemet.”

Index Entries

  • flour; sale of search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and Shadwell mills’ leaseholders search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); and mismanagement of Shadwell Mill search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); letters from search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); letters to accounted for search
  • Jones & Howell (Philadelphia firm); TJ pays search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour shipped to search
  • Shadwell mills; flour from search
  • Shadwell mills; mismanagement at search
  • Shoemaker, Isaac; and mismanagement of Shadwell Mill search
  • Shoemaker, Jonathan; ships flour to Richmond search