Thomas Jefferson Papers

Lewis Brown to Thomas Jefferson, 25 February 1813

From Lewis Brown

Bedford County 25th of febuary 1813

Dear sir

one of your overseers Mr. Darnald Aplied To me last fall to purchase a horse for you he said he was Impower’d to buy two from sixty to seventy dollars Cash & you would pay the money the first of april next, accordin[g]ly I sold him one for your use. price sixty five dollars. my reason for wrighting to you is this, being a stranger To me & of Course I am to you. You Can Let me know whether I am to Apply to you or said Darnald for payment when It become Due—as I have not taken any note from Danald I rely’d on your ovrser for payment you will please Let me know by the next post directing your Letter to Lynchburg post office, I am sir yous respectfully

Lewis Brown

RC (MHi); torn at fold; addressed: “Mr Thos Jefferson Montacello Albermarle County”; stamped; postmarked Lynchburg, 3 Mar., and Charlottesville, 10 Mar.; endorsed by TJ as received 10 Mar. 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

Brown sold TJ another horse late in 1814 (Jeremiah A. Goodman to TJ, 30 Dec. 1814).

mr. darnald: Nimrod Darnil.

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  • Brown, Lewis; letters from search
  • Brown, Lewis; sells horse to TJ search
  • Darnil (Darnell; Darniel; Darnold), Nimrod; Poplar Forest overseer search
  • horses; at Poplar Forest search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); horses at search