Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Dougherty to Thomas Jefferson, 13 November 1812

From Joseph Dougherty

Washington City Nov. 13th 1812

Dear Sir

I am about1 to pay for the two rams which I got from Mr duPont in the spring of 1809.

I stopd with Mr Barnes some time ago, and in conversation, he or Mrs Radcliff observd that, at your request Mr B. had sent on that day; money to some person at Wilmington D. in payment for sheep, I, not knowing of any sheep you had got from that place; thought, that Mr duPont had probably drawn on you for pay; I will wait your answer.

I hope your self, Mr and Mrs Randolph and family are well,

I have heard little or nothing of Mr Randolph since he left this place. He may have forgotten me; but I have not forgotten him. all I wish is to know that he is well, for I believe there are but few who hold Mr R. in higher esteem than I do.

I am Sir your Humble Servt

Joseph Dougherty

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr Thos Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Dec. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

Dougherty acquired merino sheep from Eleuthère I. du Pont de Nemours in the spring of 1809 (Dougherty to TJ, 19 Apr. 1809).

1Manuscript: “a bout.”

Index Entries

  • Barnes, John; as TJ’s agent search
  • Dougherty, Joseph; acquires sheep for TJ search
  • Dougherty, Joseph; and merino sheep search
  • Dougherty, Joseph; letters from search
  • du Pont de Nemours, Eleuthère Irénée; and merino sheep search
  • merino sheep; and E. I. du Pont de Nemours search
  • merino sheep; and J. Dougherty search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); greetings to search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); J. Dougherty’s esteem for search
  • Ratcliff (Ratcliffe), Mrs.; works with J. Barnes search