Thomas Jefferson Papers

Edmund Bacon to Thomas Jefferson, [by 4 June 1822]

From Edmund Bacon

[by 4 June 1822]

Deare sir.

With considerable deficulty I have ingaged the 20 barrills corn at 20/. per barril the price is from 4$ to 4$ 50Cts. Mr Rogers would not take less than 4$ 50. the payment for the 20 barrills is to be made at August Court. I could not get any longer time

Thare is at charlottesville a horse drover immediately from Missourie with some Chickasaw horsis and one young mule he offers to take fifty dollars for the mule it is a tollerable good one, not of the Smallest nor of the largeest Kind to its age it is 3 years old and well made for service.

I forgot to inform you that I have administrated on the estate of John Bacon whom I bought the nigroe of above nine years sence he has never been herd of sence the perchase is presumed he must be dead and his estate seems to belong to his heirs which is his brothers. I expect it will soot for the paymt of the bond which was put into Mr Dawsons hands to come in with the amount which will be due to me at the fall. I believe the amount of sd bond is betwen 3 & 400 dollars besides interest.

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); undated, but evidently written by 4 June 1822, when TJ entered in his financial records that he had drawn an “ord. on Jas. Leitch for 50.D. to E. Bacon to buy a mule” (an entry he later canceled) (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1386); addressed: “Mr Jefferson Monticello”; endorsed by TJ: “Bacon Edmund. June  1822.”

Index Entries

  • Albemarle County Court, Va. search
  • Bacon, Edmund; and horses and mules search
  • Bacon, Edmund; and J. Bacon’s estate search
  • Bacon, Edmund; buys corn for TJ search
  • Bacon, Edmund; letters from search
  • Bacon, Edmund; slaves of search
  • Bacon, Edmund; TJ’s promissory note to search
  • Bacon, John; estate of search
  • Bacon, John; sells slave to E. Bacon search
  • corn; price of search
  • corn; TJ buys search
  • Dawson, Martin; and TJ’s promissory note to E. Bacon search
  • horses; Chickasaw search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; promissory notes to E. Bacon search
  • Leitch, James; makes payments for TJ search
  • mules; TJ purchases search
  • Rogers, John (of Albemarle Co.); sells goods search
  • slaves; E. Bacon’s search