Thomas Jefferson Papers

Edmund Bacon to Thomas Jefferson, 12 September 1822

From Edmund Bacon

Sep 12th 22

Deare Sir.

as time with me is short to do what is before me will You give me the order to the store for the Iron say 500 pounds which I expect will do. if it should not I can get more. Also the order in the store for thirty dollars to William Bacon for the wood. the waggon will be here this morning and I would like to give him the order on deliverry of the waggon. Also will You lend me the bedford cart to bring the Iron home to day it shall be sent back the moment it returns.

Sincerly Yours &C

E Bacon

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); written on a small scrap; dateline adjacent to closing and signature; addressed: “Mr Jefferson.”

On this date, TJ purchased five hundred pounds of bar iron from James Leitch’s store for $41.67 and gave Bacon an order on Leitch for thirty dollars (TJ’s Transactions with Leitch, 12 Dec. 1821–12 Sept. 1822; 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 , 2:1389).

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  • Bacon, Edmund; letters from search
  • Bacon, Edmund; plans to move west search
  • Bacon, Edmund; TJ pays search
  • Bacon, William search
  • building materials; iron search
  • carts; to transport buildings materials search
  • household articles; carts search
  • iron; bar search
  • iron; purchased by TJ search
  • Leitch, James; makes payments for TJ search
  • Leitch, James; store of search
  • wagons; mentioned search
  • wood; for E. Bacon search