Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to James Leitch, 4 April 1822

To James Leitch

Apr. 4. 22.

10. ℔ coffee (not green)

1000. Χd nails. wrought of preference.


RC (Raab Collection, Ardmore, Pa., 2019); written on a small scrap; dateline beneath signature; at foot of text: “Mr Lietch.” Not recorded in SJL.

Leitch’s records indicate that on this day TJ purchased by order “16 ℔s 10d Cutt nails 1/. 5 ℔s Green Coffee” at “2/6” for a total of $4.75 (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. 389).

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