Thomas Jefferson Papers

Edmund Bacon to Thomas Jefferson, 14 June 1819

From Edmund Bacon

14th June1 1819—


I saw Mr Pollock some days since and made the application for the money as we agreed he then said that I should have it and have to day2 recieved sixty three dollars. I have paid Mr Craven and dont remember exactly what is due to Mr Maupin as I gave you his note of the quantity of corn had from him will You be so good as to let me Know the amount due to Maupin and I will go immediately and pay him

I saw Bishop he says that he cannot Pay cash sooner than the fall for Bark but if he could Obtain it upon these terms he would be glad. I very much doubt the chance of geting money from Pollock sooner than 3. or 4 months as it seemed to me that his chance of geting money depends upon collections from his customers.   I am Yours &c

E: Bacon

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); dateline beneath signature; addressed: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ: “Bacon E.,” with his additional notation: “Pollock Craven.”

On this day TJ noted that Bacon received payment from John Pollock “for bark” and that Bacon paid John H. Craven $20 “for hay” (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 , 2:1356).

1Reworked from “Jul.”

2Preceding two words interlined.

Index Entries

  • Bacon, Edmund; buys corn for TJ search
  • Bacon, Edmund; letters from search
  • Bacon, Edmund; Monticello overseer search
  • Bishop, Joseph; buys bark from TJ search
  • corn; TJ buys search
  • Craven, John H.; sells hay search
  • hay search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business and Financial Affairs; sells tree bark search
  • Maupin, Charles W.; and corn for TJ search
  • Pollock, John; buys bark from TJ search
  • Pollock, John; debt to TJ search
  • tanning; bark for search
  • trees; bark of search