Notes on Account with Jonathan & Isaac Shoemaker
[ca. 8 June 1811]
Messrs Shoemakers in Account with Th: Jefferson on a contract for offal I was, by agreement, to have the offal of my crop of wheat at 2/6 for every barrel of flour, or every 5. bushels of wheat, which is 50/ for every hundred bushels of wheat. I delivered 2047 bush.–55 ℔
the usual allowance of offal for 100. bushels of wheat, is 6. bushels of Midlings, 12 bushels of shipstuff, & 30. bushels of bran, and the prices are proportioned so that the shipstuff is ⅓ and the bran ¹⁄₁₀ of the price of the Midlings
dividing 50/ or 8. D 33⅓ c the stipulated price of the offal of 100. bushels on these principles,
|Midlings will be||64¹⁄₁₀ cents pr bushel,||& 6. bushels||3.84⁶⁄₁₀|
|Shipstuff||21⁴⁄₁₀||& 12 bushels||2.56⁸⁄₁₀|
|bran||6⁴⁄₁₀||& 30. bushels||1.92|
|then||2047–55||of wheat entitle me to|
|bush hundredths||D c|
|122–88||of Midlings, which||@ 64¹⁄₁₀ cents||come to||78.76|
|245–76||of Shipstuff, which||@ 21⁴⁄₁₀||come to||52.60|
|614.40||of bran||@ 6⁴⁄₁₀||come to||39.38|
|making the whole amount of my offal||170–74|
|by mr Shoemaker’s account I have recd||501¼ midlings,||305 shipstuff||672 bran|
|deducting what I was entitled to as above||122⁸⁸⁄₁₀₀||245⁷⁶⁄₁₀₀||614⁴⁰⁄₁₀₀|
|there remain to be paid for at common price||378⅓||59¼||57½|
Then the account stands thus
Th: Jefferson to Messrs Shoemakers Dr
|To the offal of||2047–||55||wheat @ 50/ pr 100. bushels||
||bushels||of Midlings||@ 1. Dollar||378.33||386|
||100||bran||@ 10. cents||5.75||12.50||
|409 bu||@ 2/6||£51–5||170.43|
|June. 8.70. b. midl. 70.D||10. shipstuff 8.40||47. bran 5.64 furnd to this day||89.24|
|1811. Messrs Shoemakers in Acct||Dr||with Th: Jefferson, for wheat||Cr.|
|Jan.||8.||to wheat delivered||50–||1||Jan.||12||0–112|
|Mar.||1.||58–||48||May2||16.||T M Randolph on my order||6– 40|
|5||61–||15||sent to Monticello||3–|
|8||34–||42||to Goodman||0– 98|
|99–||43||by a barrel flour left in the mill||1– 03|
|9.||35–||8||by order on McKenny||16– 46|
|or flour||409– 1144|
MS (MHi); written entirely in TJ’s hand on both sides of a single sheet during at least two sittings; undated.
TJ evidently completed a version of these calculations on the contract for offal on or before 1 June 1811 and then revised them further when he settled his accounts with the Shoemakers a week later (Account with Jonathan & Isaac Shoemaker, 8 June 1811). shipstuff is inferior wheat flour (OED description begins James A. H. Murray, J. A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner, and others, eds., The Oxford English Dictionary, 2d ed., 1989, 20 vols. description ends ).
1. Recto ends here.
2. Word editorially supplied for clarity.
3. Entry interlined.
4. Reworked from “409–174.”
5. Preceding two lines written in pencil.
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