Thomas Jefferson Papers

Edmund Bacon to Thomas Jefferson, 26 January 1821

From Edmund Bacon

January 26th 1821—

Deare Sir.

I have examined the statemt on the paper Just recieved and believe it contains every article in accts betwen You & myself excepting the three beeves. they was value’d to 40 dollars 13 Dollars & a third each Mr Th J Randolph saw them. the two first killed in the fall was two of them. one being a good cow is kept for milch. If it soots and you think it not improper you may extend the settlement of accts on to the comeing September as I shall not call on you for a dollar untill I leave virginia

I am yours &C

E: Bacon

we will be some days imployd yet sawing the barl stuff we have a smart chame already sawed. will the carpenters still mall it as it is now necessary for it to be malled by some body as the coopers require it.

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); addressed: “Mr Jefferson.”

The paper just recieved has not been found. chame and mall: presumably “chime,” here meaning a barrel stave, and “maul,” splitting with a maul and a wedge (OED description begins James A. H. Murray, J. A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner, and others, eds., The Oxford English Dictionary, 2d ed., 1989, 20 vols. description ends ).

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  • Bacon, Edmund; letters from search
  • Bacon, Edmund; Monticello overseer search
  • Bacon, Edmund; plans to move west search
  • Bacon, Edmund; TJ’s account with search
  • barrels search
  • cattle; and milk search
  • cattle; death of search
  • cattle; price of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with E. Bacon search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); carpenters at search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); coopers at search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); as manager of Monticello search