Thomas Jefferson Papers

David Isaacs to Thomas Jefferson, 31 July 1820

From David Isaacs

31st July 1820


I sent you Six & ¾ ℔ of Tallow

D. Isaacs

RC (MHi); written on a small scrap; dateline at foot of text; at head of text: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ without date of receipt, with his additional notation beneath endorsement: “Aug. 2. 20. pd by Burwell.”

TJ recorded payment on 2 Aug. 1820 of $1.12½ to Isaacs for tallow (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, 2 vols., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1366).

Index Entries

  • Colbert, Burwell (TJ’s slave;1783–ca.1862; Critta Colbert’s husband); and goods for TJ search
  • household articles; tallow search
  • Isaacs, David; letters from search
  • Isaacs, David; sells TJ tallow search
  • tallow search