Thomas Jefferson Papers

Jeremiah A. Goodman to Thomas Jefferson, 7 April 1815

From Jeremiah A. Goodman

April the 7 day 1815

dr Sr

received your Letter & has put the execution against scott in the hands of the sheriff, I expect your tobacco is at richmond Seven hogsheads, there1 is one more Light & part stem part Leaf which I Shall try to sell at Lynchburg as for the wheat, you dessired me to Let Mr mitchell pay him self out of the wheat & send the ballance off, his debt was $244,56 foure hundred & nineteen Bus of wheat at the price wheat has bin Selling at heare I beleave would not more then pay the debt therefore I wated expecting better times and never sittle’d with him untill I received your Last Letter I tryed very hard to git six Shillings per Bus but could not Mr mitchell give me choises say take 4s/6d per Bus or send it to richmond by Counsell I exceptd 4s/6d which Leaves ninety odd Bus in your favoure

Jeremiah A goodman

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); at foot of text: “Mr jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 18 Apr. 1815 from Poplar Forest and so recorded in SJL.

The missing letter was probably TJ to Goodman, 22 Mar. 1815. This and an earlier letter from TJ to Goodman of 11 Feb. 1815 are recorded in SJL but not found. The execution against Samuel Scott for court costs resulted from the dismissal of Scott v. Jefferson and Harrison (George Hay to TJ, 8 Mar. 1815).

1Manuscript: “the.”

Index Entries

  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; letters from search
  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; letters to accounted for search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to W. Mitchell search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; dispute with S. Scott search
  • Mitchell, William; TJ’s debt to search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); tobacco grown at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); wheat grown at search
  • Scott, Samuel; TJ’s land dispute with search
  • Scott v. Jefferson and Harrison; court costs in search
  • tobacco; grown at Poplar Forest search
  • wheat; at Poplar Forest search
  • wheat; price of search