Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Edmund Bacon, 30 July 1818

To Edmund Bacon

July 30. 18.

Th:J. to Mr Bacon.

I inclose you two draughts on mr Gibson, the one in favor of mr Woods for 174.70 and the other in favor of yourself for 63.85 this last is to enable you to pay 48.85 to mr Maupin and 15.D. to mr Stout. the two former sums include interest from last court. I am afraid it may not be convenient to mr Lietch to advance money for these draughts, and that it is merely an accomodation to me that he has done it; but he would probably inclose the draughts and have the money brought up by mail at my risk and expence, and pay it when recieved. this would occasion to the parties only a week’s delay after court. I inclose a note to mr Powers to mend your ploughs, but in truth this should be done by one of the plantation men. if James does not know how, he ought to learn as is done in the other plantations. I start to-day for the Gap & springs. to be back the 25th of Aug. if you go before that I wish you a good & prosperous journey.

PoC (MHi); on verso of portion of reused address cover to TJ; endorsed by TJ. Not recorded in SJL. Enclosures not found.

On this date TJ recorded payments to John woods for “57.9 Bar. corn @ 3.D.,” to Charles W. maupin for “16⅕ Bar. corn @ 3.D.,” and to Isaiah stout for “2000. ℔ fodder wth. interest.” Larkin powers had recently replaced Rolin Goodman as TJ’s head carpenter (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 , 2:1345n, 1346). the gap & springs: Rockfish Gap and Warm Springs.

Index Entries

  • Bacon, Edmund; letters to search
  • Bacon, Edmund; plans to move west search
  • Bacon, Edmund; TJ’s account with search
  • corn; TJ buys search
  • fodder; for Monticello search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments made for TJ search
  • Goodman, Rolin; carpenter for TJ search
  • James (TJ’s slave); and plow repair search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with E. Bacon search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with J. Leitch search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Travels; to Rockfish Gap search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Travels; to Warm Springs search
  • Leitch, James; makes payments for TJ search
  • Maupin, Charles W.; and corn for TJ search
  • plows; repair of search
  • Powers, Larkin; as carpenter for TJ search
  • Stout, Isaiah search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; commissioners’ meeting at Rockfish Gap search
  • Warm Springs (Bath Co.); TJ visits search
  • Woods, John; TJ pays search