Thomas Jefferson Papers

Edmund Bacon to Thomas Jefferson, 2 June 1822

From Edmund Bacon

June 2nd 1822.

Deare sir.

we are nearly out of grain only five or 6 barrills now on hand. consequently expect we must purchase tomorrow. on that you will please to decide and let me no as to quantity and terms


Some acquaintances of the neighbourhood say thare will be no doubt but that the banks will be discounting so as to render it quite possible to obtain any sum required as to that you no doubt have or can obtain surfishent information.   in addition to that chance thare will be the wheat crop which may be sent to markit by the first of september or at least so much as would be surfishent to command the small sum due to me. I am very unwilling to be troublesome especially to you sir but haveing been for the last two years under a sort of preperation to procure a home I am still determined to put an end to the arrangement by either succeeding in the purchaseing some whare or giveing it out finally and how I can do with a family of 21 persons in number without a home is in my view quite impossible under those circumstances is the only inducement of my being so troublesome. it seems that I shall be Obliged to go westward not finding any chance of Obtaining such land here as will produce a support for my family with the small sum which I could pay.   with sincere esteem &C

E: Bacon

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Mr Jefferson Monticello”; endorsed by TJ.

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  • Bacon, Edmund; buys corn for TJ search
  • Bacon, Edmund; family of search
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  • Bacon, Edmund; TJ’s account with search
  • banks; in Va. search
  • corn; TJ buys search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with E. Bacon search
  • Virginia; banks in search
  • wheat; as cash crop search