Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 14 July 1819

To Arthur S. Brockenbrough

Monticello July. 14. 19.

Dear Sir

I have been detained by the indisposition of one of my grandaughters who was to accompany me. she is better but will not be strong enough to proceed till tomorrow, if then. in the mean time I have recieved a letter from mr Appleton informing me that after making his draughts on mr Hollins and sealing his letters, the vessel being delayed a little longer, he was obliged to advance a further sum of 42. D 10 C to Mr Michael Raggi, not included in his bill of exchange, and he requests that we will remit that sum on his acct to Thomas Perkins of Baltimore, his brother in law and correspondent, and charge the same to Michael Raggi: to whom he writes the inclosed letter on the subject. I believe the best way would be to inclose it to mr Perkins in bills of the Virginia or Farmer’s bank, adding to it the discount of that place on our bills which I believe is about 5. per cent. say 45.D. as fractions cannot be remitted

If M. Michael should be sufficiently advanced in his carving of a leaf to judge of it’[s] success by tomorrow morning, I would ride up in the morning to see it. but [presu]ming he cannot be so advanced I shall not go unless you advise me otherwise. I salute you with great esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

RC (ViU: TJP-PP); hole in manuscript; addressed: “Mr A. S. Brockenbrough University”; notations by Brockenbrough at foot of text: “$42.10” and “$42.10 to be remited to Thos Perkins of Baltimore”; endorsed by Brockenbrough, in part, as “respt a remitance to Balt $42.10”; with unrelated calculations in an unidentified hand on address leaf. FC (DLC); consisting of summary of first paragraph, written in TJ’s hand on a small scrap; with unrelated architectural drawing in an unidentified hand on verso; endorsed by TJ. Not recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

TJ’s grandaughters Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge) and Cornelia J. Randolph soon accompanied him to Poplar Forest. Thomas Perkins (ca. 1761–1836) lived in Boston, not baltimore.

Index Entries

  • Appleton, Thomas; and stonecutters for Central College–University of Virginia search
  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); banknotes of search
  • banks; currency issued by search
  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; as University of Virginia proctor search
  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; letters to search
  • Coolidge, Ellen Wayles Randolph (TJ’s granddaughter); visits Poplar Forest search
  • currency; paper search
  • Farmers’ Bank of Virginia (Richmond); currency issued by search
  • Hollins, John; and stonecutters search
  • Perkins, Thomas (ca.1761–1836); remittances to search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ’s grandchildren visit search
  • Raggi, Michele; as stonecutter for University of Virginia search
  • Randolph, Cornelia Jefferson (TJ’s granddaughter); visits Poplar Forest search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; stonecutters for search