Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Darmsdatt, 25 May 1819

To Joseph Darmsdatt

Monticello May 25. 19.

Dear Sir

The season for the annual supply of salt fish now being at hand, I have turned to our last years papers and found your account for the supply of that year 88. D 85 C which on examination I do not find that I have paid. be so good therefore as to forward for me as usual 6. barrels of herrings to Lynchburg to the care of Archibald Robertson merchant of that place, and to send here by Johnson’s boats of Milton 6. barrels of herrings and 1. of shad, and on presenting the account of the new supply to mr Gibson he will be so good as to pay it with the 88.85 of the last year. I salute you with assurances of continued friendship and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of portion of reused address cover; at foot of text: “Mr Darmsdat”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosed in TJ to Daniel Call, 13 May 1820, and Call to TJ, 18 May 1820.

Index Entries

  • Darmsdatt, Joseph; and fish for TJ search
  • Darmsdatt, Joseph; letters to search
  • Darmsdatt, Joseph; TJ pays search
  • fish; herring search
  • fish; shad search
  • fish; TJ purchases search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments made for TJ search
  • herring; TJ orders search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business and Financial Affairs; payments to J. Darmsdatt search
  • Johnson, Mr. (boatman); transports goods search
  • Milton, Va.; TJ orders fish shipped to search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); fish for search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); fish for search
  • Robertson, Archibald; receives goods for TJ search
  • shad; TJ purchases search