Monticello Sep. 20. 04.
According to the desire in your letter of July 19. & that to mr Price, I have settled the rents of Indian Camp to the end of 1783. either from a defect of my instructions to mr Lilly or his understanding them, he had proceeded in the collection of the rents for that year and made considerable progress before I knew & stopped him. I some time last autumn sent you a supplement to our accounts coming down to Oct. 6. 03. and accounting for all the rents to the end of 1802. as I believed: but mr Lilly had placed Burras a tenant there in the beginning of 1802. & not knowing that or the amount of his rent, it was not entered in the account. I now subjoin a statement of that, of all the rents of 1803, and of certain arrears from Giannini & Tyler; the former recently got from him by Lilly by taking from him fodder, beehives & whatever he could get, and the latter not yet paid. this 2d. supplement adds £38.13.9 = 128.95 D to the Dr. side of my account: the additions to the Cr. side I cannot state, because I must recur for them to mr Barnes’s account which I have not here. but you are in possession of them. I have turned over to mr Price for collection £31.12.6. which comprehends all rents due to the end of 1803. I also inclose you at his request a plat of the land, noting (with a pencil) the tenement & rent of every tenant as he has settled them. considering the fencing done by Durrett, & the lands he relinquished I thought the terms agreed between him & Price not unreasonable. I shall set out this day sennight for Washington. not knowing where you are, or what are to be your future movements I add only my affectionate salutations, & assurances of great esteem & respect.
|paid to G. Lilly||turned over to Price||Total|
|Lilly’s commn on £152.19.9 pd. by Th:J.||7.13.0|
|to be debited to Th:J.||38.13.9|
DLC: William Short Papers.