Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to William Chamberlayne, 24 June 1811

To William Chamberlayne

Monticello June 24. 11.


I have been longer than I had hoped in getting my produce to market & sold. it now enables me to inclose you a draught on Messrs Gibson & Jefferson of Richmond for fifty nine dollars 74. Cents, the balance due according to the statement in my letter of Apr. 4. & your answer. I inclose you Dr Everett’s account for his attendance on the negro man, and Lewis’s account for board & nursing with the award of the arbitrators to whom it was submitted by consent, and the receipt for the money. Accept the assurances of my great esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Genl Wm Chamberlayne”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: TJ’s Account with Charles Everette, [ca. 23 Feb. 1810], enclosed in Everette to TJ, 1 Nov. 1810. Other enclosures not found.

Chamberlayne’s missing answer to TJ’s letter of 4 Apr. 1811 is not recorded in SJL. The negro man was Tom Buck, a slave TJ had rented from an estate managed by Chamberlayne and who had suffered a severe case of frostbite (TJ to Chamberlayne, 17 Aug. 1810).

Index Entries

  • Buck, Tom (slave) search
  • Chamberlayne, William; and slaves of Shackelford estate search
  • Chamberlayne, William; letters from accounted for search
  • Chamberlayne, William; letters to search
  • Everette, Charles; treats slaves search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and medical services for TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and slave rental by TJ search
  • Lewis, James; account of search
  • slaves; medical treatment for search