Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Garland, 9 August 1822

To Samuel Garland

Monticello Aug. 9. 22.


Your favor of the 1st is duly recieved. on reciept of a letter of Feb. 6. of the last year from mr William Barrett of Richmond informing me that he was in possession of my bond to Robertson & co. I stated to him that I believed I could make him semi-annual payments of 750.D. each until a full discharge of the debt. I made him two payments amounting to 1250.D., but failed entirely in my third of March last. the 4th which will be due the next month will be made at the stated time, as will those also of the ensuing year, except that that of March next may not be exactly to the day, as tobacco from Bedford can rarely be got to Richmond quite so early. I doubt if I shall be able to make good the omitted instalment the next year. if I do not, I must sollicit a delay of the final extinction of the debt another half year. I have deferred writing to mr Barrett only until I could accompany it with my remittance. Accept the assurance of my great respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (Joseph Rubinfine, Cocoa, Fla., 2018); addressed: “Mr Samuel Garland Lynchburg”; franked; postmarked Charlottesville, 11 Aug. PoC (MHi); on verso of a reused address cover from John Rhea to TJ; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • A. Robertson & Company (firm); TJ’s debt to search
  • Barret, William; and TJ’s debt to A. Robertson & Company search
  • Garland, Samuel; and TJ’s debt to A. Robertson & Company search
  • Garland, Samuel; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to A. Robertson & Company search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); tobacco grown at search
  • Richmond, Va.; tobacco shipped to search
  • tobacco; shipment of search