Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Holmes Freeman, 19 January 1806

Washington Jan. 19. 06.

Dear Sir

I now inclose you 350. D. to be applied as follows.

James Walker 100 . D
John Perry 100 .
Hugh Chisolm 67 .33
mr Fletcher 31 .
mr Smithson 30 .
for whiskey 20 .83
on account        .84
350 .

Mr. Lilly promised to leave me an exact statement of all debts contracted by him. he left some papers with mr Randolph, which the latter supposing I should want them only at home left at Edgehill. I suppose they contain a statement of those debts: but for want of them I am entirely uninformed until called on by those to whom they are due, and then I have nothing but their statement to go by. I recieved by last post a letter from mr R. Anderson with claims amounting to £36—14 and mr Cleviers Duke £49—1 for negro hire. having no doubt they are right I must get you to inform them that the money shall be sent them: but as I settle all my pecuniary affairs once a month only, I can only answer calls within 30. days after I know of them. they shall therefore recieve those sums about the middle of February, at which time I will also remit you 187.50 for the pork you have bought.

I hope you have availed yourself of the present freezing season to fill the ice-house.—be so good as to inform mr Anderson & mr Duke as above, as I have not time to write to them.

Accept my best respects

Th: Jefferson

P.S. will you endeavor to make a statement to me of the persons & sums due for last year’s negro hire that I may know what preparation to make.

DLC: Curry Autograph Collection.

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