Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bill for Purchase of Butter, [by 22 April 1819]

Bill for Purchase of Butter

[by 22 Apr. 1819]

Gross Tare Nett
16 8 8lbs1 @ 1/6.

MS (ViU: TJP-RFP); written in an unidentified hand on a small scrap; undated; endorsed by TJ: “Walker sent 2.D. by Gill Apr. 22. 19.”

According to TJ’s financial records, he made the payment described in his endorsement at Poplar Forest “for butter” (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 , 2:1353).

1Manuscript: “8l.”

Index Entries

  • butter; TJ purchases search
  • food; butter search
  • Gillette, Gill (TJ’s slave; b.1792); delivers payment search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); butter for search
  • Walker, Mr.; TJ buys butter from search