Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to James Leitch, 17 March 1820

To James Leitch

Mar. 17. 20

25. ℔ brown sugar.

 2. ℔ salts

 a pint of Castor oil

 7. yds strong Corduroy with buttons & trimming for a coat & pantaloons.

 a paper of shi[r]t buttons

 2. loaves white sugar if mr Lietch has recd a supply


RC (ViU: TJP); on verso of portion of reused address cover; dateline beneath signature; mutilated; at foot of text: “Mr James Lietch.” Not recorded in SJL.

Leitch’s records indicate that on this date TJ purchased by order

“7¼ Yds. Manchester. 6s/. 2½ yd. Br. Holland 3s 8 50
3 doz. Shirt Buttons 1s/1½d 2 doz. buttons 3/. 1 56
⅓ doz. Suspender buttons 1/6. 4 hanks Silk 6d 42
2 Stks. Twist 6d 4 Sks thrd 3 2l G. Salts 1/6 80
for a total of $11.28 (Leitch Daybook description begins MS daybook of Charlottesville merchant James Leitch, 2 Mar. 1820–8 May 1823, ViCMRL on deposit ViU, bound volume with ruled paper, in a clerk’s hand description ends , p. 12).

salts: Glauber’s salts.

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