Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Garland, 18 January 1822

To Samuel Garland

Monticello Jan. 18. 22.


In my letter of Oct. 25. from Poplar Forest I stated that my note to Hawkins should be paid as soon as the state of our river would permit me to get down some flour, which I thought would probably be in the course of the then ensuing month of November. it was not till near the last of that month that I got home from a call I had to the Natural bridge, and within a few days after, our river was blocked up with ice, and so has continued to this day, with an interval of 2. or 3. days only, during which I sent off a load which was caught by ice before it got out of river and there still remains ice-bound. I had still two other resources in two sums payable to me on the 1st of Jan. the one for rent, the other on a merchant’s bond. I have been in the almost daily application & expectation of recieving one or other1 of these which occasioned my delay in writing to you. but neither is yet recieved. I accept therefore the indulgence offered to me by your agent, of giving a draught on my correspondent in Richmond at 60. days date, which I now inclose to you, and will certainly be honored. this is an accomodation the more acceptable as it relieves me from the pain [o]f pressing others and the torture of repeated disappointment.2 Accept the assurance of my great respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of a reused address cover from John Rhea to TJ; torn at seal; at foot of text: “Mr Saml Garland”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

TJ’s correspondent in richmond was Bernard Peyton.

1Preceding two words interlined.

2Omitted period at right margin editorially supplied.

Index Entries

  • 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
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; rent due TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Travels; to Natural Bridge search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Natural Bridge, Va.; TJ visits search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Rivanna River; ice on search
  • Rivanna River; navigation of search
  • weather; ice search