Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Eston Randolph to Thomas Jefferson, 26 September 1821

From Thomas Eston Randolph

Ashton 26th Septr 1821

Dear Sir

I take the liberty to enclose your acct: made up to the 22nd of the present month—it is rather a sketch of an account—as the two charges of N H Lewis—and Alfred Wren for plank, cannot be ascertain’d exactly for want of their accounts—I believe however they are undercharg’d—a large portion of th[e] midlings had been charg’d in the Mill books [to?] Danl Colclaser, who had exchang’d with Mr Bacon for corn for his own use, but your corn failing—it is transfer’d to your acct—I merely mention it to explain why it did not appear in the acct transmitted the 21st July last—I enclose $35—which is all I have been able to procure—I am

with very great esteem Yrs &—

Thos Eston Randolph

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; damaged at seal; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqe Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received the day it was written and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

The acct transmitted the 21st july last has not been found and its mode of delivery has not been identified. On 26 Sept. 1821 TJ credited the $35 enclosed here to the firm of Randolph & Colclaser (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, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1379).

Index Entries

  • Bacon, Edmund; Monticello overseer search
  • building materials; plank search
  • Colclaser, Daniel; as miller search
  • corn; crop failure search
  • flour; sale of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with Randolph & Colclaser search
  • Lewis, Nicholas Hunter; and Shadwell mills search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); and Shadwell mills search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); letters from search
  • Randolph & Colclaser (Albemarle Co. firm); TJ’s account with search
  • Shadwell mills; and T. E. Randolph search
  • Wren, Alfred; and Shadwell mills search