Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to William Barret, 5 March 1821

To William Barret

Monticello Mar. 5. 21.1


According to promise in mine of Feb. 12. I am now enabled to state specifically the instalments by which I shall be able to discharge my debt to mr Miller. that is to say, I can pay immediately 750.D. and the same sum every 6. months until the whole is discharged, which I hope will be acceptable to you. I am sure you are sensible that the farmer getting less than 2.D. a barrel clear for his flour may ask indulgence without blame, from the known circumstances of the times. I accordingly inclose you an order on Capt Bernard Peyton for the 1st payment of 750.D. which I hope will be satisfactory, and I tender you the assurance of my great respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of John Taylor to TJ, 3 Feb. 1821; at foot of text: “Mr William Barrett”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

1Reworked from “20.”

Index Entries

  • A. Robertson & Company (firm); TJ’s debt to search
  • Barret, William; and TJ’s debt to A. Robertson & Company search
  • Barret, William; letters to search
  • flour; price of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to A. Robertson & Company search
  • Miller, Boyd; and TJ’s debt to A. Robertson & Company search