Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to David Higginbotham, 7 November 1820

To David Higginbotham

Monticello Nov 7. 20.

Dear Sir

I recieved yesterday your letter of that date. I have not as yet got a single barrel of flour to market, nor does the present state of the river admit it. I leave injunctions here to omit no opportunity of sending it down, and you may be assured that the corn debt which you were so kind as to let lie over the last year shall be among the earliest to be paid by the present crop. I salute you with friendship & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Thomas O’Connor to TJ, 11 June 1819; at foot of text: “Mr Higgenbotham.”

Index Entries

  • corn; TJ buys search
  • flour; transported to Richmond search
  • Higginbotham, David; letters to search
  • Higginbotham, David; TJ’s account with search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with D. Higginbotham search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour shipped to search
  • Rivanna River; water level of search