Thomas Jefferson Papers

Martin Dawson to Thomas Jefferson, 29 December 1815

From Martin Dawson

Milton 29th December 1815

Dear Sir

I have not as yet herd from John Bacon, and I expect he is dead, I have concluded to receive the Money due him, a[nd take?] the Necessary Steps to pay it to him, or his Heirs, above you [. . .] the Amounts, also your Accot with me to the first of August last If Convenient you will please to send me the Money to Court on Monday next by Mr Edmund Bacon, a Dft on Richmond will be the same to me as Money, a part of the bond belongs to Mr Edmund Bacon, he can give me in my Recpt for his part and take in the bond,

Mr John Watson & my Self have been in partnership in the Mercantile Business in this place since the first of August last—we have yet remaining on hand, Plains, Coarse Cloths, Kerzeys Blanketts Kendal Cottons German Oznas &C of our Fall Supply of goods, Shoud you require any of those Articles, we will be Glad to Supply you with any Other goods we have on hand— Yo. Ob. Hu, Sevts

Martin Dawson

Thomas Jefferson esqre
1815 In Account with Martin Dawson
June 13  To 6 lbs Shot per Note @ 1/6 $1.50
July  7 〃  8 Loaves Sugar [Wt?]1 46¾ lbs 3/  23.37
Decr  31 〃 part of your Bond to Edmund Bacon Assigned by him to John Bacon due 1 Augt 1813 $327.12
 Interest on Same from 1 Augt 1813 to 31 Decr 1815 47.48 374.60
$ 399.47

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); account at head of text; mutilated at seal; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson esqre } Monticello”; endorsed by TJ. Recorded in SJL as received 2 Jan. 1816.

The bond assigned by Edmund Bacon to John Bacon was TJ’s Promissory Note to Edmund Bacon, 7 Apr. 1813.

1Word illegible.

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  • Bacon, Edmund; TJ’s promissory note to search
  • Bacon, John; promissory note assigned to search
  • cotton; as textile search
  • Dawson, Martin; letters from search
  • Dawson, Martin; TJ’s account with search
  • household articles; shot search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with M. Dawson search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; Promissory Note to Edmund Bacon search
  • Osnaburg (Oznabrig); fabric search
  • shot; purchased by TJ search
  • sugar; loaf search
  • textiles; blanket search
  • textiles; coarse search
  • textiles; cotton search
  • textiles; Kendal search
  • textiles; kersey search
  • textiles; Osnaburg search
  • textiles; plain cloth search
  • Watson & Dawson (Milton firm); partnership formed search