Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to James Leitch, 20 July 1821

To James Leitch

July 20. 21.

a plough plate

a bar of tire-iron


RC (Alexander Historical Autographs, Chesapeake, Md., Summer Historical Auction, 26 Aug. 2021, lot 1791); written on a small scrap; dateline beneath signature; at foot of text: “Mr Leitch.” Not recorded in SJL. This document, located after the pertinent chronological volume was published, will appear in the concluding supplement to the print edition.

Leitch’s records indicate that on this date TJ purchased by order “49lbs Iron” at six pence a pound for a total cost of $4.08 (Leitch Daybook description begins MS daybook of Charlottesville merchant James Leitch, 2 Mar. 1820–8 May 1823, ViCMRL on deposit ViU, bound volume with ruled paper, in a clerk’s hand description ends , p. 273).

Index Entries

  • iron; purchased by TJ search
  • iron; tire-iron search
  • Leitch, James; extracts from daybook of search
  • Leitch, James; letters to search
  • Leitch, James; TJ orders goods from search
  • plows; plow plates search