Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Holmes Freeman, 28 June 1806

Washington June 28. 06.


Before I left home you gave me the following list of debts

Richard Johnson. waggoning. 56 – 0 – 0
Robert Sharp. tallow & fowls. 4 –10 – 8½
Thos. Freeman. expences. 4 –10 – 0
Mr. Granger. a witness’s bill 4 – 4 – 0
Mr Ragland for leather 4 – 4 – 0
Triplitt Estis. for potatoes 18 – 0 £ 74- 6- 8½

I now inclose you 200. D. out of which he pleased to pay John Perry 77. D. and the remaining 123. D. to such of the above claimants as you think best. I promised Richard Johnson however that he should have £22-15-3 out of the first money remitted. he presented me an account for that sum & said it was all the demand he had against me. afterwards an order of his was presented me through mr Randolph in favr. of some other person for something upwards of £20. I do not remember either the person or exact sum; but I said I should remit money to you & you would pay it. I suppose it is a part of the £56. above stated.

I have recieved an account from mr Higginbotham, by which I find that mr Lilly has left me a heavy sum for dealings to be paid there. this will render it indispensably necessary to push the nailery with all possible force. Ben & Davy then should immediately resume their station there, & none of the nailers to be taken off on any account. let me know when you will want nail rod. of the three women Cretia, Fanny & Ursula, I presume you keep two at work with our gang until my return, which will be on the 24th. of July. I remarked the day before I left home that the thorns on the North hill side were very foul. Accept my best wishes

Th: Jefferson

the other halves of the bills will come by next post, for greater safety. the balance of the above list shall be paid in the beginning of August.


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