Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson: Promissory Note to Hugh Nelson, 7 August 1814

Promissory Note to Hugh Nelson

I promise to pay to the honble Hugh Nelson or order on or before the 1st day of January next one hundred and five Dollars for value recieved. witness my hand this 7th day of August 1814.

Th: Je[ffers]on

MS (MoSHi: TJC-BC); canceled by mutilation of signature; endorsed by TJ: “Nelson Hugh”; with TJ’s later notation adjacent to signature:

“paid the  105.
June 21.  paid  2.38 as int for 4½ months.“

TJ owed Nelson for a purchase of cattle. He recorded payment of $105.87 on 11 May 1815 and of $2.38 on 20 June 1815, with Edmund Bacon delivering both sums to Nelson (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, 1308, 1311).

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  • Bacon, Edmund; mentioned search
  • cattle; purchased by TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; Promissory Note to Hugh Nelson search
  • Nelson, Hugh; TJ purchases cattle from search
  • Nelson, Hugh; TJ’s promissory note to search