From John B. Chandler
Moble 15th Febuary 1812
I Recd a Letter from Mr Shoemaker Stating that thay Beeing som miss under Standing in the Settelment of your accounts I Cant Say what entreys mought Be in the Books but I Can Say that in the whole Time I was employd in Mr Shoemakers Business I Kneaver Knew any thing But Carcet1 Entrey in his Books
I Shold be in in the Spring and If a berth cold be procourd in you mills I Shold be wondres hapey To embrace it as this cuntrey dose not Suit me as To helth
on my Way in I Shold do my Self the Pleasur of Callling on you and Seeing you as I have Som Private comunication to make to you which I have Know doubt will be Satisfacturey To you when you come to heere them.
Jno B. Chandler
RC (MHi); between dateline and salutation: “Thos Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 25 Mar. 1812 from Mobile and so recorded in SJL.
On 12 Oct. 1807 TJ paid $40 to “Chandler & Shoemaker” for “work on dam” (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 , 2:1213).
1. Chandler may have intended “correct.”