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Thomas Jefferson’s Observations on the Shadwell Mill account, 15 Apr. 1820, 15 April 1820

Observations on particular articles of the Shadwell mill acct of Apr. 15. 20.

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1819. July 1. ‘By balance due to Th:J by last settlement.’ to wit Flour 48 121
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 the balance stated then as due to me was 50. to wit a quarter’s rent due June 30.
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‘By balance in cash pr last settlement due Th:J 175 94
 the balance due me pr settlemt was 544 . 61
 since that to wit July 5. paid to Gibson 350 .
 leaving the real balance not 175.94 but 194 . 61
‘1729. flour barrels’
the rects in my possession say 1733. barrs
‘Barrels of flour for mill rent delivd 186’
 Gibson’s accts acknolege only 130 .
 since which Johnson carried 36
 making in all 166 only
bush b.
amount of wheat crop of 1819. 171 53 . a note in my hands says 183 53 difference 12. bush.
the above are the articles which need further examination.
but to place the mill rent clearly I will state it as it appears to me.
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1819. June 30. the acct rendd states for the quarter ending that day to be due viz 50
Sep. 30. quarter’s rent due this day 50
Dec. 31. do 50
1820. Mar. 31. do 50
200 .
Gibson’s credits are Bar
1819. Dec. 9. 40
1820. Feb. 22. 50
Mar. 27. 40
carrd by Johnson date of P.G.’s accts 36
166
balance due to Mar. 31. 34
200
The following deliveries of flour also credited by P.G. are placed to acct of Th:J. R.
1820. Feb. by Wood 197 .
Mar. 16. Johnson & Gilmer 90
27. Johnson 63
due for rent of farms 350
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differences in the whole. flour 21 169
wheat 12
cash 20 . 27

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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