From Joseph Dougherty
Washington City Nov. 13th 1812
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.
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr Thos Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Dec. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.
1. Manuscript: “a bout.”
- 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