Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: Thomas Jefferson’s Account with Thomas G. Watkins, [after 9 August 1821]


Account with Thomas G. Watkins

[after 9 Aug. 1821]

Mr Jefferson
To Tho G Watkins Dr $ Cts
July 20. Prescription & medicine at Mr Peytons for Mrs Marks 2 00
21. Prescription & medicine        Do 2  〃
22. Prescription medicine & blister plaister Do 3  〃
Call visit & advice for negro Carpenter Lewis 2
August 1. Visit to Mr Peytons attendg prescn &c Mrs Marks 3 50
8   Do        Do   Do   Do 3 50
9. Prescripn & medicine Betty’s child (when on a visit to Mrs R.) 2  〃
$ 18 00

MS (MHi); written by Watkins on a half sheet and docketed by him: “Mr Jefferson A/c”; undated; endorsed by TJ: “Watkins Dr Thos G.”; with additional notation by TJ beneath endorsement: “June 30. pd by order on Raphael.”

A blister plaister (blister-plaster) is “a plaster for raising a blister” (OED description begins James A. H. Murray, J. A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner, and others, eds., The Oxford English Dictionary, 2d ed., 1989, 20 vols. description ends ). mrs r.: TJ’s daughter Martha Jefferson Randolph.

TJ’s signed order of 30 June 1822 that Isaac Raphael pay “Watkins or order” $18 is in MHi, written entirely in TJ’s hand on a small scrap, and endorsed by him: “Watkins Dr Thos G. June 30. 22.”

Index Entries

  • Betty (TJ’s slave; b.1801); child of search
  • health; of slaves search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with T. G. Watkins search
  • Lewis (TJ’s slave; b. ca.1760); health of search
  • Marks, Anne Scott Jefferson (TJ’s sister; Hastings Marks’s wife); health of search
  • Marks, Anne Scott Jefferson (TJ’s sister; Hastings Marks’s wife); visits C. Peyton and family search
  • medicine; blistering search
  • medicine; for slaves search
  • medicine; plasters search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); slaves at search
  • Peyton, Craven; and A. S. Marks search
  • plasters (medicinal) search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); slaves at search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); mentioned search
  • Raphael, Isaac; and payments made for TJ search
  • slaves; medical treatment for search
  • Watkins, Thomas G.; as physician search
  • Watkins, Thomas G.; TJ’s account with search