Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Edmund Bacon, 30 December 1820

To Edmund Bacon

Dec. 30. 20.

Th:J. to mr Bacon

the pork delivered mr Minor according to the entry in my book was 10. hogs weighing 1067 ℔ @ 8.50 D = 90.69½ D

RC (ViU: TJP); written on a small scrap; dateline at foot of text. Not recorded in SJL.

TJ made this pork sale in December 1818 to Samuel Overton Minor, from whom he received $70 through Bacon “in part payment” on 2 Mar. 1819 (Betts, Farm Book description begins Edwin M. Betts, ed., Thomas Jefferson’s Farm Book, 1953 (in two separately paginated sections; unless otherwise specified, references are to the second section) description ends , pt. 1, p. 161; 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 , 2:1351).

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