Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to James Leitch, 13 February 1822

To James Leitch

Feb. 13. 22.

linen and any other clothing which the bearer Burwell may chus[e]


RC (Mrs. J. Sharshall Grasty, Charlottesville, 1947; photocopy in ViU: TJP); written on a small scrap; dateline beneath signature; edge trimmed; at foot of text: “Mr Lietch.” Not recorded in SJL.

Leitch’s records show that on this day TJ purchased by order “7 yds 4/4 Domestic” at “2/–” per yard, for a total of $2.34 (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. 366).

Index Entries

  • clothing; for slaves search
  • clothing; linen search
  • Colbert, Burwell (TJ’s slave;1783–ca.1862; Critta Colbert’s husband); clothing for search
  • Leitch, James; extracts from daybook of search
  • Leitch, James; letters to search
  • Leitch, James; TJ orders clothes from search
  • Leitch, James; TJ orders goods from search
  • linen search
  • slaves; clothing for search
  • textiles; domestic search
  • textiles; linen search