Notes on Account with David Higginbotham
[ca. 3 Feb. 1814]
|salt||122.||14||= 13. sacks + 1½ bush|
|spinng cotton 230.℔||57.||50|
MS (MHi); in TJ’s hand; undated; on verso of last page of TJ’s Account with Higginbotham, 1 Aug. 1813.
On 3 Feb. 1814 TJ recorded in his memorandum books that “On settlement of my dealings with D. Higginbotham from Aug. 1. 1812. to July 31. 1813. the balance due him is 1903.50 for which I gave him my acknolegemt.” He then copied the above “Analysis of the dealings in that period” with Higginbotham, to which he added a note indicating that “The sawmill took upwards of 1000.℔.” of iron (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 , 2:1297).
By negroes TJ meant fabric, blankets, and hats for distribution to his slaves.
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