Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to David Higginbotham, 19 November 1814

To David Higginbotham

Saturday. Nov. 19. 14.

Th:J. will be obliged to mr Higginbotham for the loan of 30.D. in as small bills as convenient, especially Dollar bills if he has them, and some small silver, which shall be soon replaced. also a bushel of salt by the bearer.

if mr & mrs Higginbotham can take a neighborly dinner with us tomorrow we shall be glad, as at all times to see them.

RC (ViCMRL); written on a small scrap; dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Mr Higgenbotham”; endorsed by Higginbotham. Not recorded in SJL.

TJ repaid the loan “About the 15th” of Dec. 1814, when he “gave D. Higginbotham an ord. on Gibson & Jeff. for 50.D. to cover the 30.D. ante Nov. 18.,” asking Higginbotham at the same time to “let Carden have a bushel of salt out of it, which I am to charge to Carden, the balance on acct.” (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 , 2:1305).

SJL records missing letters from Higginbotham to TJ of 9 Dec. 1814 and 1 Jan. 1815 as received 9 Dec. 1814 and 5 Jan. 1815, respectively, with the latter having been sent from Milton.

Index Entries

  • Carden, Youen; salt for search
  • food; salt search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
  • Higginbotham, David; invited to dine with TJ search
  • Higginbotham, David; letters from accounted for search
  • Higginbotham, David; letters to search
  • Higginbotham, David; loans money to TJ search
  • Higginbotham, David; TJ orders salt from search
  • Higginbotham, David; TJ’s account with search
  • Higginbotham, Mary Elmslie Garrigues (David Higginbotham’s wife) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with D. Higginbotham search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to D. Higginbotham search
  • salt; TJ acquires search