Thomas Jefferson Papers

William & Reuben Mitchell to Thomas Jefferson, 11 November 1814

From William & Reuben Mitchell

Lynchburg Nov. 11th 1814

Mr Thomas Jefferson
1814 In a/c with W. &. R. Mitchell D
June 4th To Balance per a/c Rendered $226.92
14  To 1 Barrel Sfine flour per Order 5.00

W. &. R. Mitchell Presents their respects to Mr Jefferson and will thank him to send by Mr C. Mitchell the above balance—if it suits Mr Jeffersons Convenience better to draw on Richmond, it will be no inconveniance to W. &. R. M—

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); dateline at foot of text; in the hand of a representative of William & Reuben Mitchell; endorsed by TJ: “Mitchell W. & R.”

TJ’s 14 June 1814 purchase from the firm of 1 barrel sfine (superfine) flour for $5.00 “per negro Jesse” is also documented in a separate receipt for this transaction (MS in ViU: TJP-ER; written on a scrap in the hand of the same representative of William & Reuben Mitchell).

Index Entries

  • flour; sale of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with W. & R. Mitchell search
  • Jesse (TJ’s slave; b.1772); and purchase of flour search
  • Mitchell, C.; and payment to W. & R. Mitchell search
  • William & Reuben Mitchell (Lynchburg firm); account with TJ search
  • William & Reuben Mitchell (Lynchburg firm); letters from search
  • William & Reuben Mitchell (Lynchburg firm); TJ’s transactions with search