Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Nathaniel H. Hooe, 21 July 1813

To Nathaniel H. Hooe

Monticello July. 21. 13.


I am one of the unfortunate upon whom the blockade came before I had sold a barrel of my flour. I am now offering it for 4.D. at Richmond, which will be 2½ D. after paying for grinding, for the barrel and transportation. it is not yet sold. I was waiting either for it’s sale or for the maturity of another resource, due the 17th inst. to have the remittance made to you, when I recieved your favor of the 6th and recieving information that the paiment I expected on the 17th was made in Richmond, I desired Gibson & Jefferson, by yesterday’s post, to remit to the Fredsbg bank 76. D 60. C Subject to your call, being the amount of Tom’s hire and interest. I presume it will be in the bank by the time you recieve this letter; and with this apology for the delay, I pray you to accept the assurance of my esteem and respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Nathanl H. Hooe esq.”; endorsed by TJ.

Hooe’s letter of the 6th , not found, is recorded in SJL as received 10 July 1813 from “Forest hill.”

Index Entries

  • Bank of Fredericksburg search
  • Chesapeake Bay; British blockade of search
  • flour; price of search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
  • Hooe, Nathaniel Harris; letters from accounted for search
  • Hooe, Nathaniel Harris; letters to search
  • Hooe, Nathaniel Harris; TJ hires slaves from search
  • Hooe, Nathaniel Harris; TJ pays search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • slaves; hired by TJ search
  • Tom (N. H. Hooe’s slave) search