Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Eston Randolph, 21 June 1817

To Thomas Eston Randolph

Monticello June 21 17

Dear Sir

On casting my eye over your account I observed that I should have to ask the favor of you to have me furnished with the details of the flour delivered, to wit, a statement of the dates, quantities & persons to whom delivered, without which I cannot settle either with the boat men, or mr Gibson. I imagine you take the boatmen’s receipts by which th[ey] stand charged to their employer. a distinction necessary to be obser[ved] is between the crop & rent flour.

I have taken for granted there would be a quarter’s rent due to me and payable on the 1st day of July. am I not right in this? I am to write to mr Gibson tomorrow, and lest I should misinform him, I send the bearer on purpose that I may write with certainty. I had hoped to have overtaken you at the mill, but you had passed on before I got there. your’s affectionately

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of portion of reused address cover containing only a wax seal; edge torn; at foot of text: “T. E. Randolph esq.”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • boatmen; payment of search
  • flour; as rent search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with T. E. Randolph search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); account with TJ search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); and Shadwell mills search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); letters to search
  • rent; due from T. E. Randolph search
  • Shadwell mills; flour from search
  • Shadwell mills; rent for search