Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Eston Randolph to Thomas Jefferson, 1 July 1818

From Thomas Eston Randolph

Ashton 1st July 1818

Dear Sir

Inclos’d you will receive your Mill account, which I believe you will find correct—The balance due to you I will make immediate preparation to discharge—as well as the loss sustain’d on the last 27 barrels of flour damaged in my Boat—

Should you want more flour for your family use, we can procure it from the Back country waggons, and Mr Colclaser will be particular in the choice of it—The money balance we can give you a draft on Richmond for—in the course of twenty days or perhaps can furnish the money1 here in that time—The delay I hope will not put you to inconvenience—

I must ask the favor of you to leave such directions with your workmen about the Mill repairs as will ensure its being ready in due time—that being a matter all important—Mr Rogers has made arrangements by engaging Teams, to commence delivering wheat in few days after finishing his harvest—I would have waited on you—but Mrs Randolph is from home, and all my people are out harvesting—I am very sincerely Yours

Thos Eston Randolph

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqe Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 1 July 1818 and so recorded in SJL; additional notation by TJ on verso: “flour balce money loss. repairs.”

1Manuscript: “mony.”

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Colclaser, Daniel; as miller search
  • flour; as rent search
  • flour; shipment of search
  • Randolph, Jane Cary (Thomas Eston Randolph’s wife); family of 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); boats of, transfer goods search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); letters from search
  • rent; from Shadwell mills search
  • Rogers, Mr.; wheat harvest of search
  • Shadwell mills; and T. E. Randolph search
  • Shadwell mills; flour mill at search
  • Shadwell mills; improvements to search
  • slaves; T. E. Randolph’s search
  • wheat; harvesting of search