Thomas Jefferson Papers

David Isaacs to Thomas Jefferson, 28 June 1814

From David Isaacs

June 28th 1814


I sent 3 Books which ware handed to me yesteday with a letter, by a freind from Richmond who says that an acquaintance of mine in Richmond Sent them to me and desere for me to forward them to you which i take the Earliest opportunity to do so, he also has sent a good many more Setts1 of them, and desires to sell them to those who Choose to buy them, the Price of the sett is 3$25,2 it is to be hoped if you should be Please after reading them—you will recoment Some costomers to me for them your Freind


David Isaacs

RC (MHi); dateline beneath signature; addressed: “Thos Jefferson Monticelloe”; endorsed by TJ as received 28 June 1814 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Israel B. Kursheedt to TJ, 24 June 1814, and enclosures.

On 7 May 1814 Isaacs sold TJ a side of veal weighing 48 pounds for $4. An extant account records this purchase along with an undated entry for unspecified books, probably those mentioned above. TJ settled this account with a payment of $7.50 on 11 July 1814 (account with Isaacs [MS in MHi], written on a small scrap in a clerk’s hand, undated, with additions in TJ’s hand, endorsed by Isaacs and TJ; 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 , 2:1301).

1Word interlined.

2That is, “$3.25.”

Index Entries

  • food; veal search
  • Isaacs, David; letters from search
  • Isaacs, David; merchant search
  • Isaacs, David; TJ’s account with search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with D. Isaacs search
  • Kursheedt, Israel Baer; sends books to TJ search
  • veal search