Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Garland, 25 October 1821

To Samuel Garland

P.F. Oct. 25. 21

The bond to Hawkins presented to me yesterday1 had been given by mr Yancey on my acct for the purchase of horses; he expected to have pd it from the plantn & had not given me notice of it. it is good, and shall be paid as soon as the state of our river will enable me to send down flour on which I can draw. this season being generally dry, it is impossible to fix a time; probably however during the next month. but the moment I can place funds in Richmd I will inclose you an order by mail without giving you further trouble. I salute you with respect

FC (MHi); on verso of RC of Garland to TJ, 24 Oct. 1821; in TJ’s hand.

our river: the Rivanna River.

1Word interlined.

Index Entries

  • flour; sale of search
  • Garland, Samuel; and TJ’s debt to Mr. Hawkins search
  • Garland, Samuel; letters to search
  • Hawkins, Mr.; TJ buys horses from search
  • horses; TJ buys search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to Mr. Hawkins search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Rivanna River; water level of search
  • weather; drought search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); buys horses for TJ search