Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Eston Randolph, 16 August 1821

To Thomas Eston Randolph

Monticello Aug. 16. 21.

Dear Sir

Being on my departure for Bedford I will take the liberty to mention that I have some debts which press me sorely and that it will be a great relief to me to recieve your balance as soon as convenient. the gable of the mill will be compleatly up to-day & weather boarded tomorrow, and the hands will commence cleaning the canal to-day, so as that every thing will be in readin[ess] [by?] the time any wheat comes in. ever & affectionatel[y yours]

Th: Jefferson

RC (MHi); mutilated at seal; addressed: “Thomas E. Randolph esq. Ashton”; text and signature canceled by TJ, with his note at foot of text: “the above was not sent”; Dft of TJ to Randolph, 12 Sept. 1821, subjoined. SJL entry canceled.

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  • canals; at Shadwell mills search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with T. E. Randolph search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; unsent letters search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); account with TJ search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); and Shadwell mills search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); letters to search
  • Shadwell mills; canal at search
  • Shadwell mills; repairs to search