Account with the Mutual Assurance Society
[ca. 7 Aug. 1813]
Thomas Jefferson in account with the Mutual assurance company.
|1811.||Apr. 1.||To quota on Monticello houses||12.||84||int. to Sep. 1. 1813||1.||73|
|To quota on Henderson’s warehouses at Milton||int.|
|to wit.||A. Scale house valued at||400||.D.|
|B. Transfer house||250||.|
|C. Warehouse 11.2 × 30||360|
|To2 commission on 79.51||4.|
|* as settled by mr Brown. to wit as||1510||:||9.||11||::||1110||:||6.||693|
|Note.||Brown mistook in adding the values of A.B.C. which amount to 1010, & not 1110. this reduces the insurance to 6.09 & not 6.69.|
|besides I think I withdrew these houses from insurance, & this I suppose is the reason why the account presented to me Aug. 2. 13 by mr Rhodes agent of the company contained no charge for these houses. The charge for the mill house,4 stated in that acct at 109.95 I have nothing to do with, because I never owned the mill house; it was excepted out of all my deeds from the family. besides the mill house was sold by them to who pulled it down & carried it away I believe in 1808.|
|my true account with them therefore with interest to Sep. 1. 13. is 38.52 + 2.69 + 2.06 = 43.27 D|
MS (MHi); entirely in TJ’s hand; date conjectured from TJ’s 7 Aug. 1813 recapitulation of this account in MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1292, and his related letter to Clifton Garland, 7 Aug. 1813; endorsed by TJ: “Fire insurance. Acct 1811–13.” PoC (MHi); with final section added separately and lacking concluding note.
Benjamin Brown mistook the value of the three commercial buildings in question in his Mutual Assurance Society Account for Insuring Milton Warehouses, [ca. 1 Sept. 1811]. The society’s version of its account with TJ, printed above at 2 Aug. 1813, was evidently delivered by Garland, not mr rhodes.
1. Remainder added separately to both texts after removal from polygraph.
2. Word not in PoC.
3. PoC ends here.
4. Word interlined.