Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Henry Foxall, 4 April 1811

To Henry Foxall

Monticello Apr. 4. 11

Dear Sir

I have long waited & waited in the expectation that I might have occasion to make some larger remittance to Washington in which the 13.40 D due you might be included, as being a fractional sum. but finding none such arrive, I have concluded to remit it in our bank bills. I accordingly inclose 25 D. of which 12. are due to Conrad & co. booksellers on the Capitol hill, which I must pray you to pay to them. the denominations of our bills did not permit me to make either remittance separately. as the 40. Cents can only be sent in silver, I shall not put it into this letter that it may not excite suspicions, but will put it under separate cover by another post. Accept the assurance of my continued esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Henry Foxall”; endorsed by TJ.

TJ was paying belatedly for stew holes that Foxall had made for him in the spring of 1809 (TJ to Foxall, 24 Mar. 1809; Foxall to TJ, 11 Apr. 1809). Under separate cover TJ sent Foxall 50, not 40. cents (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 , 2:1265).

Index Entries

  • Conrad, C. & A., and Company (Philadelphia firm); account with TJ search
  • Foxall, Henry; and stew stove for TJ search
  • Foxall, Henry; letters to search
  • household articles; stoves search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with C. & A. Conrad & Company search
  • stoves; stew search