Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Rawlings to Thomas Jefferson, 20 August 1822

From James Rawlings

Office of the Mutual Asse Sy    
Richmond 20th Aug. 1822. 

Dear Sir,

Bearing in mind the unpleasant occurrence caused by Mr Kinsolving in 1820 and wishing to avoid in future a similar one, I have not placed in the hands of any Agent or collector the subsequent claims of the Mutual Assurance Society on you for the Insurance of your property, but have kept them back in this Office with a view to their collection directly here—.

I now annex a statement of the claims of this society on your property at Monticello, and also their claims on the remaining property at Milton purchased by you of Henderson’s legatees—.

The claims on the latter property were at the rate of $911100r Annum as heretofore advised, but have been rescinded except as to $154100r Annum under the information contained in your favour in 1820.

Will you be pleased to remit the amount of these claims to me by check, drft, or otherwise as may be most convenient

& much oblige Yr most Ob

James Rawlings
P. Agt M A Sy

Due on property at Monticello

Quotas of 1821 & 1822 & Quota of deficiency @ $17.96 each year $53. 88.
Interest on 17.96 from 1t Apl 1821 to 1t Sepr 1822 1. 53.  $55. 41
Quotas of the years 1809. 1810. 1811. 1812. 1813. 1814. 1815 1816. 1817 1818. 1819. 1820 1821 & 1822. @ $154100 ea yr $21. 56.
Interest on the same to 1t Septr 1822 7. 43 28. 99
whole amount due  $84  40

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 24 Aug. 1822 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with FC of TJ to Cummings, Hilliard & Company, 25 Oct. 1824, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello near Milton”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 20 Aug.

p. agt m a sy: “Principal Agent Mutual Assurance Society.”

Index Entries

  • Henderson, Bennett; legatees of search
  • Kinsolving, James; and Mutual Assurance Society search
  • Milton, Va.; warehouses at search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); insurance on search
  • Mutual Assurance Society; and Milton warehouses search
  • Mutual Assurance Society; and TJ’s insurance search
  • Rawlings, James; and Mutual Assurance Society search
  • Rawlings, James; letters from search