To Nathaniel H. Hooe
Monticello Oct. 6. 11.
Your letters of Aug. 13. and Sep. 10. were each of them 23. days getting to this place. the former came while I was in Bedford during an absence of between 2. & 3. weeks. I did not write an immediate answer because a very little delay, added to what had preceded would enable me to do it with effect. within the course of 3. weeks I am to recieve a quarter’s rent of my mill (now in more punctual hands) in flour, from the proceeds of which I intended, to make a remittance of the negro hire now due. a few days of delay may occur in making sale, but they will be very few, which I mention lest such a delay might occasion an apprehension of disappointment, which shall not take place. with respect to the article of interest, I will settle it with you when you come up at Christmas, as I do not know that I could do it of myself to the satisfaction of mrs Dangerfield. at that time too I propose to cease hiring Tom; as the want of punctuality in others towards myself, renders punctuality on my part so uncertain. Accept the assurances of my esteem & respect
PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Nathaniel H. Hooe esq.”; endorsed by TJ.
The more punctual hands now in charge at TJ’s Shadwell mill were James McKinney and Thomas Mann Randolph.
- Daingerfield, Mary Willis; TJ hires slaves from search
- flour; received as pay search
- Hooe, Nathaniel Harris; letters to search
- Hooe, Nathaniel Harris; TJ hires slaves from search
- McKinney, James; and Shadwell mills search
- Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search
- Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); and Shadwell mills search
- rent; from Shadwell and Lego search
- Shadwell mills; and T. M. Randolph search
- Shadwell mills; managed by J. McKinney search
- Shadwell mills; rent for search
- slaves; hired by TJ search
- Tom (N. H. Hooe’s slave) search