Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Hollins to Thomas Jefferson, 22 September 1812

From John Hollins

Baltimore 22nd septr 1812

Dear sir

On the evening of the 19th Inst I had the pleasure to receive your esteemed lines of the 16th, inclosing a Dft on Brown & Hollins, which is accepted & forwarded to Gibson & Jefferson, it is my second Son who is the member of the house of B & H, he is now in Europe, & has been absent upwards of two years; I hope however to see him in a month or two—

I thank you sir, for noticing the welfare of our friends at Warren & Carrsbrook, Mrs H will be at the latter place, about Friday next the 25th & if nothing particular occurs to prevent my departure hence, I intend being there about the 10th of next month, & while in your neighbourhood, it is probable we may avail ourselves, of your polite invitation— By the time you receive this you will have seen Hull’s own account, altogether it is a most extraordinary business, & it is sincerely to be wished, & very desirable, that much1 good may arise out of such an evil—

Affectionately Yours

Jno Hollins

Plaister Paris $18

Wheat about 1.70 per 60 lbs

Flour fm the Millers abt $8:50 per B’ll

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqe Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 30 Sept. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

General William hull’s own account of his surrender to the British at Detroit, as well as his articles of capitulation, were widely reprinted in newspapers (Philadelphia Poulson’s American Daily Advertiser, 21 Sept. 1812).

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Index Entries

  • Brown & Hollins (Baltimore firm) search
  • flour; price of search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and gypsum acquired by TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and payments to TJ search
  • Hollins, Jane Smith (John Hollins’s wife); proposed visit to Monticello search
  • Hollins, John; and gypsum search
  • Hollins, John; family of search
  • Hollins, John; letters from search
  • Hollins, John; plans visit to Monticello search
  • Hull, William; and surrender of Northwest Army search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Family & Friends; relations with J. Hollins family search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); Visitors to; Hollins, Jane S. and John search
  • wheat; price of search