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Inventory of the Jerdone Family Papers 1753-1890, 1771-1845 Jerdone Family, 1753-1890. Mss. 391. J47

Inventory of the Jerdone Family Papers 1753-1890, 1771-1845

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Collection Number Mss. 39.1 J47


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Processed by: Frances M. Pilaro, 1986-1988.

Repository
Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
Collection number
Mss. 39.1 J47
Title
Jerdone Family Papers, 1753-1890, 1771-1845.
Extent
2,672 items.
Creators
Jerdone Family; Francis Jerdone, 1721-1771; Francis Jerdone, 1756-1841; Francis Jerdone, b. 1802; John Jerdone; William Jerdone; Thomas Jett; John Morton Jordan & Co. (London, England).
Language
English
Abstract
Includes letters, letterbooks, and account books of immigrant Francis Jerdone merchant of Yorktown, Virginia; and Hanover County next hit, Virginia. Most of the collection consists of letters, accounts and diaries of the next two generations of members of the Jerdone family, including Francis Jerdone and his sons John, Francis and William Jerdone. The papers concern the management of two estates "Providence Forge," New Kent previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia and "Mount Sterling," Charles City previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Publication Rights/Restrictions on Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

Jerdone Family Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

Purchased: 1,784 items.
Purchased: 389 items, 04/24/1939.
Purchased: 407 items, 01/29/1940.
Gift: 34 items, 07/10/1963.
Gift: 16 items, 12/09/1964.
Acc. No. 76-4; Gift: 5 items, 02/01/1976.
Gift: 3 items, 10/01/1976.
Gift: 1 items, 11/01/1976.
Acc. No. 77-30; Gift: 1 items, 10/01/1977.
Acc. No. 78-6; Purchased: 19 items, 01/01/1978.
Acc. No. 83-64; Gift: 1 items, 12/01/1983.
Acc. No. 84-26; Gift: 3 items, 04/01/1984.
Acc. No. Sm. Coll. Add. 17; 4 items.
Acc. No. 97-45; Purchased: 3 items, 08/07/1997.
Acc. No. 98.7; Gift: 2 items, 03/06/1998.


Biographical/Historical Information

Francis Jerdone (1721-1771)

Francis Jerdone (1721-1771) was born in Jedbury, Scotland, the son of John Jerdone, a magistrate and treasurer of the town. At the age of nineteen, 1752, he immigrated to Virginia from Scotland and settled in Hanover previous hitCounty next hit, Yorktown; and Louisa previous hitCounty next hit. He made his living as a merchant (factor), running a mercantile business with George Pottie until his death in 1771. Francis Jerdone (1721-1777) married Sarah (Macon) Jerdone (1732-1818) in 1753. The couple had several children including; Mary Jerdone Pottie (1754-1837); Francis Jerdone (1756-1841); Sarah Jerdone Braikenridge (1757-1793); Elizabeth Jerdone Macaulay (1759-1830); Isabella Jerdone Mitchell (1761-1825); Anne Jerdone Thompson (1763-1794); John Jerdone (1764-1786); Martha Jerdone (b. 1767) who died in infancy; and William Jerdone (1769-1772).

Children of Francis Jerdone(1721-1771)

Mary Jerdone Pottie(1754-1837) married George Pottie, a business partner of her father's. Mary helped run this business after her father's death in 1771. They had three children; George Pottie, Isbella Pottie and Mary Pottie Honeyman. Mary Jerdone Pottie later remarried to Adam Toler. They had several children, including; Sarah Toler, Adam Toler, Elizabeth Toler, and William Toler.

Francis Jerdone (1756-1841) made his living as a farmer. He married Polly (Mary) Byars Jerdone (1781-1821) in 1799. The couple had four children who survived infancy; John Jerdone (b. 1800) who married Barbara Callis Jerdone; Francis Jerdone (b. 1802) who married Eliza Watkins Jerdone; William Jerdone (1805-1865) who married Anna Burfitt Jerdone; and Sarah Jerdone Coleman (1807-1863) who married General Clayton G. Coleman. The family were absentee landowners of "Providence Forge," New Kent previous hitCounty next hit and "Mount Sterling,"Charles City previous hitCounty next hit. Eventually William Jerdone would reside at "Mount Sterling."

Sarah Jerdone Braikenridge (1757-1793) married George Braikenridge. They had five children; George Weare Braikenridge (b. 1780), Sarah Braikenridge, Maria Braikenridge, John Braikenridge, and William Braikenridge.

Elizabeth Jerdone Macaulay (1759-1830) married Alexander Macaulay (1745-1798) in 1782. They had six children; Helen Macaulay (b. 1784) who married Peyton Southall in 1802 and Robert Anderson in 1814; Alexander Macaulay (b. 1787); Sally Macaulay (1789)who died in infancy; John Macaulay (1791-1795); Francis Macaulay (1793-1811); and Patrick Macaulay (b. 1795).

Isabella Jerdone Mitchell (1761-1825) married William Mitchell (d. 1816) in 1783. They had three children; William Mitchell; Sarah Mitchell Thompson (1785-1831) who married Garland Thompson (1787-1835) in 1810; and George Mitchell.

Anne Jerdone Thompson (1763-1794) married Charles Thompson (1743-1836) in 1778. They had five children; John Thompson; Garland Thompson (1787-1835) who married Sarah Mitchell Thompson in 1810; Charles Thompson; Francis Thompson; and Sally Thompson.

John Jerdone (1764-1786) spent nine years studying abroad from 1777 until his death in 1786. He studied in England for three years and studied medicine at Edinburgh University in Scotland for six years.

Scope and Content Information

This collection contains papers of the Jerdone family, 1753- (1771-1845) -1890. It includes letters, letterbooks, and account books of immigrant Francis Jerdone (1721-1771), Scottish factor who lived in Hanover previous hitCounty next hit, Yorktown and Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, and letters of his wife, Sarah (Macon) Jerdone. Most of the collection consists of letters, accounts, and diaries of the next two generations of members of the Jerdone family including Francis Jerdone (1756-1841), planter of Louisa previous hitCounty next hit; his brother John Jerdone (1764-1786); his brother-in-law, Alexander Macaulay of Yorktown, Virginia; and his sons, John Jerdone (b. 1800); Francis Jerdone (b. 1802); and William Jerdone (b. 1805). The letters reflect the daily maintenance of their plantations, "Jerdone Castle" [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], "Providence Forge" [New Kent previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], "Mount Sterling" [Charles City previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] and an unnamed plantation in Spotsylvania previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia. The family were absentee owners of "Providence Forge" and "Mount Sterling" and the two estates were managed first by a cousin, William Douglass, and later by hired stewards. (Eventually, William Jerdone lived at "Mount Sterling" and built a brick mansion there.)

The subjects covered in the collection include agriculture, the commission merchant business, the daily routine of men, education, farm management by stewards, and various aspects of slavery. In addition, there are many letters written to Virginia from Scotland and England.

The papers also contain the letterbook of Thomas Jett, Virginia representative of John Morton Jordan and Co., London, England; items from Perkins, Buchanan and Brown, merchants in London, 1769-1776; and documents, 1769-1799, concerning the lawsuit of Jordan v. Skinker.

Arrangement

Organization

This collection is organized into 8 series. Series 1 contains letters; Series 2 contains accounts; Series 3 contains inventories; Series 4 contains legal papers; Series 5 contains miscellaneous material; Series 6 contains manuscript volumes; Series 7 contains artifacts; Series 8 contain additions and accessions to the collection.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by into series. Series 1 is arranged in chronologically order by date and separated into subseries by individual year. The remaining series are primarily arranged chronologically by date.

Related Material

Most of the library belonging to Francis Jerdone is located in the Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. This library contains approximately 100 books.

Separated Material

Colonial Williamsburg has five items that may prove useful to researchers. They are listed as follows:

Francis Jerdone Collection, Colonial Williamsburg Research Library, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Account Book, 1751-1752.

Cargo Waste Book, 1748-1749.

Deed, from the heirs of Thomas Martin to Francis Jerdone for one thousand acres of land in Louisa (formerly Hanover) previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 24 March 1752.

Letter from Norfolk, [Virginia], to Francis Jerdone, Mitchel's Store, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 1809 January 26.

Letter from Hampton, Virginia, to uncle Francis Jerdone[?], 1803 September 29.

The Library of Virginia have multiple items that relate to Francis Jerdone and the Jerdone Family. The items listed below are an example of some of the larger collections being held at this institution, and is not meant to be a comprehensive listing. For more information see the Library of Virginia homepage:
http://www.lva.lib.va.us/
or search the archives and manuscripts at the Library of Virginia:
http://eagle.vsla.edu/bible/

Personal Papers Collection. Accession 20939. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
Balance book, 1750-1787.Items are available as photostats (negative). This collection includes a typescript copy of a record of balances of Francis Jerdone of Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, as attorney for Buchanan and Hamilton, Merchants, of London, dated 31 December 1750, as well as estate accounts of George Pottie, dated from 1764-1787, and notations of their settlement.

Francis Jerdone Papers, 1783-1822. Accession 21466. Personal Papers Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
Francis Jerdone Papers, 1783-1822.Items are available as photostats (negative). Papers, 1783-1822, of Francis Jerdone (1756-1841) of Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, consisting of correspondence from Dr. Robert B. Honeyman (1752-1822) of Hanover previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, concerning the health and medical treatment of Jerdone's family and slaves.

Jerdone Family Papers, 1749-1873. Accession 20415. Personal Papers Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
Jerdone Family Papers, 1749-1873.Miscellaneous reel 647Items are available in microform format. This accession includes a typescript of the accounts of Francis Jerdone of Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, with a number of individuals. There is also a slave birth register, tax list, and crop accounts.

Jerdone Family Papers, 1762-1866. Accession 21607. Personal Papers Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
Jerdone Family Papers, 1762-1866.This collection consists of papers, 1762-1866, of the Jerdone family of Louisa, New Kent, Orange and Spotsylvania previous hitCounties next hit, Virginia, consisting mainly of correspondence to Francis Jerdone, Jr. (1756-1841), of Louisa previous hitCounty next hit from his sons, relatives, friends, and business partners regarding personal, family, and business matters.

Jerdone Family Slave Record Book, 1761-1865. Accession 20415. Personal papers collection, The Library of Virginia, Archives Branch, Richmond, Virginia.
Slave Record Book, 1761-1865.Item is available as photostats (negative). Record of the slave births from 1761-1865, and the lists of tithables for Albemarle, Louisa, and Spotsylvania previous hitCounties next hit for which the Jerdone Family was responsible.

Francis Jerdone, Sr. Memorandum and Account Book, 1766-1767. Accession 21659. Personal Papers Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
Memorandum and Account Book, 1766-1767.Item includes entries on business matters, loans, tobacco, and other goods. There are also numerous entries relevant to sales of slaves.


Index Terms

    Family Names:

  • Jerdone family.
  • Persons:

  • Jerdone, Francis, 1721-1771.
  • Jerdone, Francis, 1756-1841.
  • Jerdone, Francis, b. 1802.
  • Jerdone, John, b. 1800.
  • Jerdone, William, 1805-1865.
  • Jett, Thomas.
  • John Morton Jordan & Co. (London, Eng.)
  • Subjects:

  • Agriculture--Virginia--History.
  • Slavery--Virginia--History--18th century.
  • Agriculture--Southern States--History.
  • Farm management--Virginia--History.
  • Farm management--Southern States-- History.
  • Slavery--Virginia--History-- 19th century.

Additional Related, Separated and Bibliographic Material

Bibliography

Coleman, Sherrard"The Will of Francis Jerdone of Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, July 10th, 1770."William and Mary Quarterly,2nd series, XI. 1931: 7-10.Swem Library, College of William and Mary. "Jerdone Family."William and Mary Quarterly,1st series, VI. 1897-1898: 37- 38.Swem Library, College of William and Mary. "Letter Book of Francis Jerdone."William and Mary Quarterly,1st series, IX. 1902-1903: 153-160, 236-242.Swem Library, College of William and Mary. "Letter Book of Francis Jerdone."William and Mary Quarterly,1st series, XIV. 1905-1906: 141-145.Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Null, David Gerard"The Library of Francis Jerdone"1978.Master's Thesis, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: LD6051 .W5m Hist., 1978, N84 Pilaro, Frances Maria"The Jerdone Family: Changing Family Relationships in the Early National Period"1988.Honor's Thesis, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: LD6051 .W5m Hist., 1988, P54

Index to Materials

Staff Prepared Index of Recipients And Selected Subjects in the Letterbook of Francis Jerdone, 1756-1763, Manuscript Volume 9.
Alexander, John n.d. at beginning of book1756 June 2, 1757 January 10, 1758 June 10,
Arnold, Latham 1756 May 15, June 261757 June 27,
Bacon, Anthony 1757 May 201758 September 8,
Boog, Ninlan estate of, is discussed throughout book
Books listed 1760 September 10
Books ordered for John Carr 1757 January 1
Brown, Hugh see Speirs, Alexander & Hugh Brown, merchants, Glasgow, Scotland
Browne, George 1757 June 251758 June 10, 1759 June 1, 1760 September 10, 1761 April 28, 1762 September 10,
Buchanan & Hamilton, bankruptcy of 1756-1757
Buchanan & Simson, Glasgow, Scotland 1762 January 25, August 3, October 10
Buchanan (James) & Company, London, Eng. 1762 December 15
Buchanan, James 1761 September 10
Buckner, Samuel 1759 February 2
Business, selling of tobacco and the ordering of goods entire book
Carpice, Joseph 1762 September 20
Caverhill, Thomas, Jedburgh, Scotland 1756 February 10
Chapman, Nathaniel 1759 August 12
Church ornaments 1759 January 201759 September 1, 1760 September 10,
Crawfurd, Archibald 1756 June 24, 261756 October 4, 8, 1757 May 20, 1758 October 29, 1759 June 26, September 1, November 20, 1760 September 10, 1761 July 4, September 1, 1762 March 10, September 10, October 14, 28,
Davidson, John 1756 June 261760 September 10, 1761 September 1,
Dick, Charles, merchant, Fredericksburg, Virginia 1761 January 18
Dunbar, Hancock Copy annexed with letter of Francis Jerdone to Buchanan and Simson, 1762 August 3
Duncanson, Robert, merchant, Fredericksburg, Virginia 1758 February 28
Farell & Jones, Bristol, England 1760 March 101761 March 10,
Flowerdewe & Norton 1757 December 51758 September 8, October 29, 1759 January 20, June 1, 25, September 1, November 20, December 13, 1760 April 10, 1761 February 20, September 1, 10, 1762 March 10, May 1, December 15,
Flowerdewe, Thomas 1756 October 41757 January 25, 1760 July 15, September 10, October 20, 1762 September 20,
French-Indian War 1756 May 15 ff.
Furniture (resting chair) 1759 June 26
Galt, William, Jean Butcher, Robert Moor, Jean Neilson, James Barnhill & Robert Sinclair, Greenock, Scotland 1762 September 10
Gildart, James, Liverpool, England 1761 July 41762 September 10,
Goods ordered from Britain entire book
Goore, Charles 1756 June 2
Gordon, Samuel 1759 August 1
Hamilton, William 1756 February 22
Harford, Edward, Jr. 1760 April 101761 July 4,
Herring, Richard 1761 March 10
Hewitt, Jacob 1759 January 20, September 11760 September 10, 1762 January 17, September 20,
Holden, George, Accomack previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia 1756 June 30
Hunt, Edward 1756 May 15, June 2, June 261757 May 10,
Hyndman, John 1760 September 10
Jarneson, Dr. Alexander 1760 October 30
Kerr, James 1762 December 4
Knox, Thomas, Bristol, England 1757 February 101759 April 20, July 15,
Lenox & Scott, Fredericksburg, Virginia 1758 February 28
Lewis, Warner 1760 November 211761 February 20, 1762 March 10,
Lyons, Peter Letter, 1759 September 18, annexed to letter to Samuel Rickards, Israel Maudult & Co.
Mackintosh, Alexander, woolen draper, London, Eng. 1756 June 21757 June 25, November 20,
Maclane, Duncan, linen draper, London, Eng. 1756 March 4, May 151757 January 25, March 10, AprIl 25, June 25, 1758 March 1, 1759 June 1,
Maitland (Robert) and Alexander Maitland, merchants, London, Eng. 1757 September 101758 September 8, 1759 June 1, 23, December 14, 1760 April 30, 1761 February 20,
Martin, John & Sons 1756 June 261759 August 7,
Morgan (Thomas) & Company, merchants, Bristol, Eng. 1756 February 10, May 15, June 2, July 8, August 41757 February 25, June 16, 1757 December 15, 1758 February 3, 25, 1759 March 5, 8, April 20, June 1,
Murray, Alexander 1761 July 4
Murray, James 1760 June 5
Nelson, William 1758 October 28
Norton, John 1757 July 71762 February 25,
Pendleton, Edmund 1761 July 4
Poor, Treatment of 1763 March 14
Rickards, (Samuel), Israel Maudult & Co. 1756 February 10, 12, June 2, 26, August 4, October 291757 March 10, June 16, September 10, 1756 June 10, October 29, 1759 August 7, November 22, 1760 November 1, 1761 April 25, 30, September 1, 10, 1762 January 30, April 29,
Rickards, Samuel 1756 June 21757 March 10, September 10, December 10, 1758 September 8, 1758 October 29, 1759 June 1, September 1, November 22, 1760 March 10, September 10, October 20, 1761 September 1,
Saddle, description of 1760 March 10 1761 March 10
Simson, James, merchant, Glasgow, Scotland 1762 January 25, March 5, August 3, October 28
Slaves, sale of 1762 October 10
Slaves, sale of, in family groups 1760 November 19, 20
Slaves, sale of, splitting of husband and wife 1762 February 25
Smith, William 1758 October 29
Speirs (Alexander) & Hugh Brown, merchants, Glasgow, Scotland 1756 May 15, June 2, August 4, October 25, December 101757 February 10, 25; April 25, 28, 29; May 20; June 2, 16, 25; July 2, 25; August 4; September 8, 18; October 25; November 17; December 15, 1758 January 10, March 10, April 28, May 8, 18, June 10, August 4, September 15, 1759 February 1; March 5; April 4, 22; June 13, 25; August 7; September 4; October 27; November 22,
Speirs, Alexander, late partner of Hugh Brown 1760 May 10, July 151761 October 30,
St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper, Va. 1763 March 14
Tait, John 1756 June 26
Tappenden & Hanby, London, Eng. 1756 June 25 1758 September 8
Thomas, Griffiths & Thomas, Bristol, Eng. 1760 May 20, July 151761 July 4, 1762 September 10, 1758 June 10,
Thomson, William 1758 June 10
Throckmorton, Mordeca I 1760 May 1
Tobacco, sale of entire book
Tobacco, switch to broad green from sweet-scented 1758 March 10
Tools 1756 June 25
Tucker & Bedford, merchants, Barbadoes 1760 October 201761 October 24, 1762 September 20,
Tucker, John 1759 December 13
Virginia, General court 1760 June 51761 April 25,
Willis & Buckner 1762 March 10
Willis, Francis 1759 February 2 1762 March 10
Willis, Francis, Jr. 1760 November 211761 February 20, 1763 February 25,
Wilson, John, Sr., merchant, Glasgow, Scotland 1761 April 281761 July 4,

Index to Materials

Staff Prepared Index of Recipients in Account And Letterbook, 1738-1744, of William Johnston And Francis Jerdone, Manuscript Volume 8.
Barclay, [?] 1741 July 15
Blake, William 1742 December 1
Bowden, William 1739 July 101743 July, 1743/44 March 14, 1744 May 20, June 12,
Buchanan, Neill 1738 October 16, 29; December 21738/9 February 27, March 2, 1739 April 12; May 7; June 20; July 21; August 8; September 8; ca. September 20; September 20, 22; October 4, 27; November 2; December 14, 22, 1739/40 March 10, 1740 May 24; June 11; August 25; September 7, 8; November 3, 1741 April 18, 23; May 20; July 13; August 5; October 20; November 12, 1741/2 January ; March 4; April 16; May 20; July 3; August 17; December 1, 10, 1742 April 16; May 20; July 3; August 17; December 1; December 10, 1743/4 February 4, March 14,
Champion, [?] 1739 April 11
Dabney, Jno. 1738 October 15
Donald, James 1741 July 13
Dunlop, Col. 1741 March 4
Hamilton, W. n.d. [Ca. 1740 September 1]
Hume, James 1739 July 5
Messrs. Archi[bal]d Buchanan & John Wilson, Glasgow, Scotland (see also above entry of "Messrs. Buchanan & Wilson") 1739 August 11n.d., [ca. 1740 June 16), 1740 September 8, 1743 June 11, 1744 May 21, October 23,
Messrs. Buchanan & Wilson (see also next entry of "Messrs. Archi[bal]d Buchanan & John Wilson, Glasgow, Scotland") n.d. [ca. 1739 July 21] 1741 July 13
Messrs. Edward Main & John Main 1740 April 23
Messrs. George Buchanan & William Hamilton, London, Eng. 1744 April 21; May 20; June 12; November 21; December 251744/45 January 30,
Messrs. Gov & Bulkely, Liverpool, Eng. 1743 May 18
Messrs. Walter & Robert Scott, Madeira 1739 July 5
Messrs. William Galt, Jean Butcher, Robert Moor, Jean Neilson. James Barnhill & Robert Sinclair, Greenock, Scotland 1762 September 10
Partridge, Freeman 1738 October 251739 July 5, 10, 28; August 12; October 10; December 22, 1740 June 16, 28; September 1, 1741 August 1, 1744 June 12; December 28, 1745 January 23,
Rae, Capt. n.d. [1740 June 16]1740 September 8,
Ritchie, John 1743 September 20
Tennant, James, Glasgow 1743 June 16
Vass, Mrs. Anne 1741 March 4
Wilson, J. 1741 March 4

Bibliography

Coleman, Sherrard"The Will of Francis Jerdone of Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, July 10th, 1770."William and Mary Quarterly,2nd series, XI. 1931: 7-10.Swem Library, College of William and Mary. "Jerdone Family."William and Mary Quarterly,1st series, VI. 1897-1898: 37- 38.Swem Library, College of William and Mary. "Letter Book of Francis Jerdone."William and Mary Quarterly,1st series, IX. 1902-1903: 153-160, 236-242.Swem Library, College of William and Mary. "Letter Book of Francis Jerdone."William and Mary Quarterly,1st series, XIV. 1905-1906: 141-145.Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Null, David Gerard"The Library of Francis Jerdone"1978.Master's Thesis, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: LD6051 .W5m Hist., 1978, N84 Pilaro, Frances Maria"The Jerdone Family: Changing Family Relationships in the Early National Period"1988.Honor's Thesis, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: LD6051 .W5m Hist., 1988, P54

Index to Materials

Staff Prepared Index of Recipients And Selected Subjects in the Letterbook of Francis Jerdone, 1756-1763, Manuscript Volume 9.
Alexander, John n.d. at beginning of book1756 June 2, 1757 January 10, 1758 June 10,
Arnold, Latham 1756 May 15, June 261757 June 27,
Bacon, Anthony 1757 May 201758 September 8,
Boog, Ninlan estate of, is discussed throughout book
Books listed 1760 September 10
Books ordered for John Carr 1757 January 1
Brown, Hugh see Speirs, Alexander & Hugh Brown, merchants, Glasgow, Scotland
Browne, George 1757 June 251758 June 10, 1759 June 1, 1760 September 10, 1761 April 28, 1762 September 10,
Buchanan & Hamilton, bankruptcy of 1756-1757
Buchanan & Simson, Glasgow, Scotland 1762 January 25, August 3, October 10
Buchanan (James) & Company, London, Eng. 1762 December 15
Buchanan, James 1761 September 10
Buckner, Samuel 1759 February 2
Business, selling of tobacco and the ordering of goods entire book
Carpice, Joseph 1762 September 20
Caverhill, Thomas, Jedburgh, Scotland 1756 February 10
Chapman, Nathaniel 1759 August 12
Church ornaments 1759 January 201759 September 1, 1760 September 10,
Crawfurd, Archibald 1756 June 24, 261756 October 4, 8, 1757 May 20, 1758 October 29, 1759 June 26, September 1, November 20, 1760 September 10, 1761 July 4, September 1, 1762 March 10, September 10, October 14, 28,
Davidson, John 1756 June 261760 September 10, 1761 September 1,
Dick, Charles, merchant, Fredericksburg, Virginia 1761 January 18
Dunbar, Hancock Copy annexed with letter of Francis Jerdone to Buchanan and Simson, 1762 August 3
Duncanson, Robert, merchant, Fredericksburg, Virginia 1758 February 28
Farell & Jones, Bristol, England 1760 March 101761 March 10,
Flowerdewe & Norton 1757 December 51758 September 8, October 29, 1759 January 20, June 1, 25, September 1, November 20, December 13, 1760 April 10, 1761 February 20, September 1, 10, 1762 March 10, May 1, December 15,
Flowerdewe, Thomas 1756 October 41757 January 25, 1760 July 15, September 10, October 20, 1762 September 20,
French-Indian War 1756 May 15 ff.
Furniture (resting chair) 1759 June 26
Galt, William, Jean Butcher, Robert Moor, Jean Neilson, James Barnhill & Robert Sinclair, Greenock, Scotland 1762 September 10
Gildart, James, Liverpool, England 1761 July 41762 September 10,
Goods ordered from Britain entire book
Goore, Charles 1756 June 2
Gordon, Samuel 1759 August 1
Hamilton, William 1756 February 22
Harford, Edward, Jr. 1760 April 101761 July 4,
Herring, Richard 1761 March 10
Hewitt, Jacob 1759 January 20, September 11760 September 10, 1762 January 17, September 20,
Holden, George, Accomack previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia 1756 June 30
Hunt, Edward 1756 May 15, June 2, June 261757 May 10,
Hyndman, John 1760 September 10
Jarneson, Dr. Alexander 1760 October 30
Kerr, James 1762 December 4
Knox, Thomas, Bristol, England 1757 February 101759 April 20, July 15,
Lenox & Scott, Fredericksburg, Virginia 1758 February 28
Lewis, Warner 1760 November 211761 February 20, 1762 March 10,
Lyons, Peter Letter, 1759 September 18, annexed to letter to Samuel Rickards, Israel Maudult & Co.
Mackintosh, Alexander, woolen draper, London, Eng. 1756 June 21757 June 25, November 20,
Maclane, Duncan, linen draper, London, Eng. 1756 March 4, May 151757 January 25, March 10, AprIl 25, June 25, 1758 March 1, 1759 June 1,
Maitland (Robert) and Alexander Maitland, merchants, London, Eng. 1757 September 101758 September 8, 1759 June 1, 23, December 14, 1760 April 30, 1761 February 20,
Martin, John & Sons 1756 June 261759 August 7,
Morgan (Thomas) & Company, merchants, Bristol, Eng. 1756 February 10, May 15, June 2, July 8, August 41757 February 25, June 16, 1757 December 15, 1758 February 3, 25, 1759 March 5, 8, April 20, June 1,
Murray, Alexander 1761 July 4
Murray, James 1760 June 5
Nelson, William 1758 October 28
Norton, John 1757 July 71762 February 25,
Pendleton, Edmund 1761 July 4
Poor, Treatment of 1763 March 14
Rickards, (Samuel), Israel Maudult & Co. 1756 February 10, 12, June 2, 26, August 4, October 291757 March 10, June 16, September 10, 1756 June 10, October 29, 1759 August 7, November 22, 1760 November 1, 1761 April 25, 30, September 1, 10, 1762 January 30, April 29,
Rickards, Samuel 1756 June 21757 March 10, September 10, December 10, 1758 September 8, 1758 October 29, 1759 June 1, September 1, November 22, 1760 March 10, September 10, October 20, 1761 September 1,
Saddle, description of 1760 March 10 1761 March 10
Simson, James, merchant, Glasgow, Scotland 1762 January 25, March 5, August 3, October 28
Slaves, sale of 1762 October 10
Slaves, sale of, in family groups 1760 November 19, 20
Slaves, sale of, splitting of husband and wife 1762 February 25
Smith, William 1758 October 29
Speirs (Alexander) & Hugh Brown, merchants, Glasgow, Scotland 1756 May 15, June 2, August 4, October 25, December 101757 February 10, 25; April 25, 28, 29; May 20; June 2, 16, 25; July 2, 25; August 4; September 8, 18; October 25; November 17; December 15, 1758 January 10, March 10, April 28, May 8, 18, June 10, August 4, September 15, 1759 February 1; March 5; April 4, 22; June 13, 25; August 7; September 4; October 27; November 22,
Speirs, Alexander, late partner of Hugh Brown 1760 May 10, July 151761 October 30,
St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper, Va. 1763 March 14
Tait, John 1756 June 26
Tappenden & Hanby, London, Eng. 1756 June 25 1758 September 8
Thomas, Griffiths & Thomas, Bristol, Eng. 1760 May 20, July 151761 July 4, 1762 September 10, 1758 June 10,
Thomson, William 1758 June 10
Throckmorton, Mordeca I 1760 May 1
Tobacco, sale of entire book
Tobacco, switch to broad green from sweet-scented 1758 March 10
Tools 1756 June 25
Tucker & Bedford, merchants, Barbadoes 1760 October 201761 October 24, 1762 September 20,
Tucker, John 1759 December 13
Virginia, General court 1760 June 51761 April 25,
Willis & Buckner 1762 March 10
Willis, Francis 1759 February 2 1762 March 10
Willis, Francis, Jr. 1760 November 211761 February 20, 1763 February 25,
Wilson, John, Sr., merchant, Glasgow, Scotland 1761 April 281761 July 4,

Index to Materials

Staff Prepared Index of Recipients in Account And Letterbook, 1738-1744, of William Johnston And Francis Jerdone, Manuscript Volume 8.
Barclay, [?] 1741 July 15
Blake, William 1742 December 1
Bowden, William 1739 July 101743 July, 1743/44 March 14, 1744 May 20, June 12,
Buchanan, Neill 1738 October 16, 29; December 21738/9 February 27, March 2, 1739 April 12; May 7; June 20; July 21; August 8; September 8; ca. September 20; September 20, 22; October 4, 27; November 2; December 14, 22, 1739/40 March 10, 1740 May 24; June 11; August 25; September 7, 8; November 3, 1741 April 18, 23; May 20; July 13; August 5; October 20; November 12, 1741/2 January ; March 4; April 16; May 20; July 3; August 17; December 1, 10, 1742 April 16; May 20; July 3; August 17; December 1; December 10, 1743/4 February 4, March 14,
Champion, [?] 1739 April 11
Dabney, Jno. 1738 October 15
Donald, James 1741 July 13
Dunlop, Col. 1741 March 4
Hamilton, W. n.d. [Ca. 1740 September 1]
Hume, James 1739 July 5
Messrs. Archi[bal]d Buchanan & John Wilson, Glasgow, Scotland (see also above entry of "Messrs. Buchanan & Wilson") 1739 August 11n.d., [ca. 1740 June 16), 1740 September 8, 1743 June 11, 1744 May 21, October 23,
Messrs. Buchanan & Wilson (see also next entry of "Messrs. Archi[bal]d Buchanan & John Wilson, Glasgow, Scotland") n.d. [ca. 1739 July 21] 1741 July 13
Messrs. Edward Main & John Main 1740 April 23
Messrs. George Buchanan & William Hamilton, London, Eng. 1744 April 21; May 20; June 12; November 21; December 251744/45 January 30,
Messrs. Gov & Bulkely, Liverpool, Eng. 1743 May 18
Messrs. Walter & Robert Scott, Madeira 1739 July 5
Messrs. William Galt, Jean Butcher, Robert Moor, Jean Neilson. James Barnhill & Robert Sinclair, Greenock, Scotland 1762 September 10
Partridge, Freeman 1738 October 251739 July 5, 10, 28; August 12; October 10; December 22, 1740 June 16, 28; September 1, 1741 August 1, 1744 June 12; December 28, 1745 January 23,
Rae, Capt. n.d. [1740 June 16]1740 September 8,
Ritchie, John 1743 September 20
Tennant, James, Glasgow 1743 June 16
Vass, Mrs. Anne 1741 March 4
Wilson, J. 1741 March 4

Components List

Correspondence, 1753-1890.
Box: 1-10
Series 1: Correspondence
  • Box-folder 1:1
    Subseries 1: Letters, 1750-1779.
    6 items.
    • Box-folder 1:1
      Francis Jerdone, York [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia]to his wife Sarah [Macon] Jerdone, New Kent previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 12 July 1753.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Describes missing his wife while he is away; explains plans for moving his belongings; other family news.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      Francis Jerdone, Ivy Creek, to his wife Sarah [Macon] Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 10 July 1759.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Discusses developments at the mill and filling of pond; refers to outbreak of measles; refers to "arrival of the London ships;" orders overseer to stick close to corn and send up two Negroes to court to be judged; other family news.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      W[illiam] Holt, Hanover Court, to George Pottie, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 4 October 1771.
      1 page.ALS.

      Explains his side of debt with Francis Jerdone; claims he doesn't owe as much as was originally stated.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      John Jerdone, Academy near the Road, Islington, [England] to his mother, Sarah Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 21 March 1777.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Reports on relations in England and Scotland; expresses wish that dispute between mother and daughter be resolved; reports on his studies; other family news.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      George F. Norton, London [England], to Francis Jerdone, Jedburgh, [Scotland], 25 February 1779.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Speaks of various accounts he has taken care of for Francis Jerdone: has paid mother's balance, paid "J. N." and brother's schooling bill; money is scarce and has £1100 worth of tobacco unsold; other news.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      James Withers, London [England], to Francis Jerdone, Jedburgh, North Britain [Scotland], 13 August 1779.
      1 page.ALS.

      Explains that had drawn an account five days over allowed time; person to whom payment was remitted returned payment; Mr. Clay has arrived in Williamsburg; other family news.

  • Box 1-2
    Subseries 2: Letters, 1780-1789.
    104 items.
    • Box-folder 1:1
      Tho[mas] Mitchell, n.p., to Francis Jerdone. n.p., [October 1781?].
      1 page.ALS.

      Sends list of articles sent by "Minnie"; cotton not up yet; has sent cheeses to four people [brothers-in-law?]; has been working from "sunrise to sunsete"[sic] and will have to wait until Christmas to see them; other news.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia], to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 18 April 1782.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Will see Mr. Holt around the 4th of May who will inform Jerdone of the answer given to unspecified business proposition; Douglass has similar view as Jerdone on this proposition; feels hurt by this similar ambition; expects visit from Mr. Pottie.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia], to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, 30 August 1782.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Sketches out business affair between himself and Mr. Holt; had wished to send him a saddle but too expensive; having problems with slaves; wishes an overseer; asks Jerdone to keep his eyes open for one; other family news.
      See also medium oversize file.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia], to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, 4 December 1782.

      Has been anxious of his journey away from Providence Forge; hopes all went well and didn't take any chances; will be sending for the hogs the 19th or 26th.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia], to cousin Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, 19 December 1782.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Oysters will be delivered late as an unexpected high tide prevented harvest; received letter from Mr. Pottie; has no hoes or axes and can't make any as has no steel and little iron; P. S. sent sixty hogs with Sam H[?] had hoped to send more but too fat to make the journey.

    • Box-folder 1:2
      Subseries A: Letters, 1783.
      12 items.
      • Box-folder 1:2
        W[illia]m Douglass, "Providence Forge" [New Kent previous hitCounty next hit], Virginia to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 29 January 1783.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Discusses state of accounts at the estate; encourages him to come to the estate; refers to new "state of settlement" and asks for terms; refers to building and improvements planned for estate and other "private affairs."
        See medium oversize file.

      • Box-folder 1:2
        W[illia]m Douglass, "Providence Forge" [New Kent previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to his cousin Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 8 March 1783.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Refers to writing to his relatives in Jedburgh, [Scotland]; discusses plans for "building and repairing on the Hill;" refers to difficulty in finding carpentrs, "particularly negroes [which are]...all engag[e]d to work..."; recommends Mr. Vaughan as a possible carpenter with negroes to build; refers to birth of a son; other business news.

      • Box-folder 1:2
        John Jerdone, Jedburgh, [Scotland] to his brother Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 27 June 1783.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Discusses his recent illness and doctor's advice for his recovery; expresses great happiness at receiving letter from his brother but reproaches him for its shortness; discusses his studies of physics and surgery and his hope to continue when he recovers; reports death of Aunt Jerdone and other family news.

      • Box-folder 1:2
        John Jerdone, Jedburgh [Scotland] to his mother Mrs. Sarah [Macon] Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 27 June 1783.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to receipt of letter from his brother [Francis Jerdone], the first he's received in five years; reports on his studies in physics and surgery and his hope to return to his "native country"; refers to other family news.

      • Box-folder 1:2
        Alex Dunlop, Glasgow, [Scotland], to Francis Jerdone, n. p., 10 July 1783.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Informs him that his brother is in bad health, has gotten "best advice" that town has; was sent to Jedburgh for the good air; suggests sending him to the South of France where he will be able to have a favorable climate and continue his studies; this cannot be more than sending him to Edinburgh and a sea voyage has been recommended.

      • Box-folder 1:2
        J. Macastie, Kingston, Jamaica, to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 27 July 1783.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Remembers the times spent together hunting; refers to a Spanish fowling [pistol] sent as a present with Mr. Thomson; hopes to see him again when trade to and from America begins.

      • Box-folder 1:2
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia], to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 4 August 1783.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Outlines four business propositions including terms of payment, etc.; reminds him of promise to send hands to help with brick-making; plans on visiting in the fall and hopes to visit Norfolk as well; other family news.

      • Box-folder 1:2
        T. Mitchell, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia]to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 10 October 1783.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Describes goods he has bought for Mr. Jerdone; also lists goods bought for Miss Belches, Mrs. Jerdone and Mr. Breckenridge; asks Mr. Jerdone to buy 12 pains [sic] of glass.

      • Box-folder 1:2
        W[illia]m Douglass, "Providence Forge" [New Kent previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to his cousin Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 12 October 1783.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Refers to business matters with Mr. Holt; reports Mr. Holt's sale of 50 negroes, and his visit; relays Holt's ill-feelings toward the suit filed by Jerdone against him; refers to building [on the Hill] and its slow progress; gives other business news.

      • Box-folder 1:2
        John Jerdone, Edingburgh [sic], [Scotland] to his brother, Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 20 November 1783.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Discusses his health; expresses satisfaction in being able to resume his studies; discusses his plans for study; refers to family news.

      • Box-folder 1:2
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia], to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 11 December 1783.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Has been very busy, can only write a few words; refers to the personal conflict between the partners of a business involving Mr. Holt [and Mr. Jerdone?]; suggests splitting the business; other family news; P. S. lists business information about hogs, oysters, and supplies.

      • Box-folder 1:2
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 23 December 1783.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Has been saddened by the illness of his two children and the death of his Aunt Jerdone; refers again to the business problems of Mr. Holt; reminds him of needed materials; suggests hiring "negroes" for building; asks advice on a pair of geldings; P.S. has sent oysters and fish and asked Bearer to go to Fredericksburg to gather information on a "Ben" who was never apprehended.

    • Box-folder 1:3
      Subseries B: Letters, 1784.
      8 items.
      • Box-folder 1:3
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia], to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 26 March 1784.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Roads have been bad and he is not able to get the iron that Jerdone has ordered; will do Jerdone's order first when he can; Mr. Holt paid a visit with "his overseer and some negroes" to bring back 40 hogs and a bull; refers to differences between Mr. Holt and Mr. Jerdone which Mr. Douglass has no patience for; seems to deal with a building of theirs; continues to look for a pair of carriage horses but they are very expensive for their value; refers to a trip "Toby" took to Fredericksburg to find [a runaway slave] but which wasn't successful; comments how lucky people are who do not live near "such retches" [slaves]; comments on how closely matched they are as friends; other family news.

      • Box-folder 1:3
        Sam[uel] Gist, London [England], to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 17 August 1784.
        1 page.ALS.

        Encloses invoice for the panels of a carriage; explains that copper panels are out of fashion and these had to be custom made; also explains delays because of manufacturing; recommends the captain of ship and hopes Jerdone will ship tobacco back to him with this captain; promises to sell all the tobacco he consigns him; is obliged for any recommendations of him to Jerdone's friends.

      • Box-folder 1:3
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 30 October 1784.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Has received two letters, glad to hear Jerdone's son has returned to studies; glad to hear of their relations in Jedburgh, [Scotland] and will try to write soon; Mr. Holt is making an effort to pay off his debts and has sold his plantation; doesn't know how to advise Jerdone on these [business] matters; have had a streak of bad luck including destruction of corn; general sickness of the family causing the death of one woman slave and the explosion of the "old works about the forge;" still has not found a pair of carriage horses; other family news.

      • Box-folder 1:3
        John Jerdone, Edinburgh, [Scotland] to his brother, Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 20 November 1784.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Discusses his health and the improvement of it; discusses his studies and future plans; refers to local opinion of Americans as being "In abject poverty;" refers to family business in Virginia and Mr. Holt's debt; other family news.

      • Box-folder 1:3
        Alex[ande]r Macaulay, Yorktown, [Virginia] to brother-in-law Francis Jerdone, n.p., 24 November 1784.
        1 page.ALS.

        Bettsey [sic] has had a fall and has hurt her arm, hopes things will right themselves soon; has sent messenger through Richmond to get any letters from Mr. Douglass; sends affections to all friends.

      • Box-folder 1:3
        W[illia]m D[ouglass], Pro[vidence] Forge, to [?], n.p., 27 November 1784.

        Reports has received bill for house, but didn't pay because it is such a large sum; reports sister Betsey is marrying.

      • Box-folder 1:3
        A. Donald, Richmond, [Virginia], to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 6 December 1784.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Sorry he was not in Richmond when Jerdone visited, would be obliged if Jerdone would send his tobacco and order his goods from his house; is sure Jerdone will be pleased; has found a carriage that Mrs. Jerdone [Sarah Macon]might like better than the fancy one she just had sent, if Jerdone would like to exchange.

      • Box-folder 1:3
        W[illia]m DuVal, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 12 December 1784.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to effort to raise £1,000 by Christmas; gives account of money paid for goods.

    • Box-folder 1:4
      Subseries C: Letters, 1785.
      14 items.
      • Box-folder 1:4
        John Jerdone, Edingburgh [sic], [Scotland] to his brother Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 28 February 1785.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Discusses his health and relapse he is suffering; plans to return to Virginia as soon as possible; hopes to practice some medicine in Virginia; discusses some logistics of his travel home; gives other family news.

      • Box-folder 1:4
        W[illia]m DuVal, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 10 June 1785.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses accounts and people who have money for him; refers to sale of tobacco to Major Lee.

      • Box-folder 1:4
        A. Donald, Richmond, [Virginia], to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 24 June 1785.
        1 page.ALS.

        Has heard Jerdone would like to do business with him; asks that he send an order for goods, or let him know if he will be shipping tobacco; has a ship loading and can make arrangements.

      • Box-folder 1:4
        George Pottie, n.p., to Mrs. Sarah [Macon] Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 30 June 1785.
        1 page.LS.

        Expresses thanks and deep emotion to Mrs. Jerdone for her support.

      • Box-folder 1:4
        W[illia]m DuVal, n.p., to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 14 July 1785.
        1 page.ALS.

        Requests all papers pertaining to suit against Mr. Holt; reports has requested all loan office certificates regarding this matter; implies Mr. Holt put paper money into loan office without Mrs. Jerdone's consent; also, requests estate books be checked to see if this money was due to the estate.

      • Box-folder 1:4
        W[illia]m DuVal, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 20 July 1785.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to accounts and payment by various people to Jerdone.

      • Box-folder 1:4
        Donald and Burton, London, [England] to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 24 July 1785.
        1 page.ALS.

        Have been commissioned to find four chariot horses; have sent them and charged £321.12.2; will charge 2 1/2 percent of commission if paid in tobacco; do not think this is expensive as horses have doubled their price since "the peace"; the horses will land in Hampton.

      • Box-folder 1:4
        W[illia]m DuVal, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 30 July 1785.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to receipt of papers concerning Holt case; reports receipt of £1900 sterling by DuVal's family for himself; other family news.

      • Box-folder 1:4
        Alex[ande]r Macaulay, Hanover Town, [Virginia], to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 4 August 1785.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Has sent letter through Robert Johnston, who is a stranger; asks him to show him hospitality; asks him to pick up the remaining five barrels of tar; has shipped remaining two h[ogs] h[ea]dsof tobacco; needs some money for payment of a debt; would like Jerdone to give him the money he needs, but if this is unfavorable, he will consider the request non-existent.

      • Box-folder 1:4
        Donald and Burton, London, [England] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 29 August 1785.
        1 page.ALS.

        Were not able to ship horses immediately as the first ship had too many goods on it and could not handle the food for the horses; have shipped with another Captain and they should arrive safely.

      • Box-folder 1:4
        A. Donald, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 6 November 1785.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports receipt of three horses, their condition, groom's bill, and that he has forwarded them; questions servants sobriety; makes comment that "white servants do not suit this country".

      • Box-folder 1:4
        William DuVal, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 26 November 1785.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to death of George Pottie and expresses sympathy; refers to debt of £27 due of Hawkins; refers to contacting of various people to pay off bonds held with Mr. Dick.

      • Box-folder 1:4
        John Jerdone, Jedburgh [Scotland] to his sister, Mrs. [Mary Jerdone] Pottie, London [England], 2 December [17]85 .
        2 pages.ALS.

        Expresses relief to know she has reached London; refers to the deterioration of his health; gives his chair to her as a remembrance of him; other family news.

      • Box-folder 1:4
        John Jerdone, Jedburgh [Scotland] to his sister, Mrs. [Mary Jerdone] Pottie, London [England], 16 December 1785.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports death of his cousin; expresses relief that relatives in Virginia are well; refers to his own poor health; other family news.

    • Box-folder 1:5
      Subseries D: Letters, 1786.
      17 items.
      • Box-folder 1:5
        John Jerdone, Jedburgh [Scotland] to his sister, Mrs. [Mary Jerdone] Pottie, London [England], 7 January 1786.
        1 page.ALS.

        Gives particulars on death of his cousin who died from childbirth; refers to his deteriorating health; other family news.

      • Box-folder 1:5
        W[illia]m DuVal, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 31 January 1786.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports has enclosed order of reference ag[ains]t William Holt.

      • Box-folder 1:5
        Mary [Jerdone] Pottie, London, [England] to her brother, Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 14 March 1786.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports death of brother [John Jerdone]; expresses preparations for him; reports lack of will and indicates her lack of knowledge of his affairs; other family news.

      • Box-folder 1:5
        W[illia]m DuVal, n.p., to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 19 March 1786.

        Has checked over books in regard to Mr. Holt; reports the mismanagement by Mr. Holt of the books and describes what he did wrong; refers to the progress of the suit.

      • Box-folder 1:5
        W[illia]m DuVal, Hanover Court, to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 5 May 1786.
        1 page.ALS.

        Approves of decision not to allow Mr. Holt to settle accounts; recommends Mr. W[illia]m Dandridgefor the job.

      • Box-folder 1:5
        A. Donald, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit [Virginia], 30 May 1786.
        1 page.ALS.

        Inquires if Jerdone has any tobacco to ship, as he has a ship loading at Cumberland; inquires if William DuVal owes Jerdone any money; reports he heard that DuVal recovered approximately £1500 from England.

      • Box-folder 1:5
        William DuVal, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 1 June 1786.
        1 page.ALS.

        Encloses copies of judgments against Holt and the "Orders of Reference"; urges him to settle books in order to have the matters of reference determined; expects payment from Mr. Woods soon.

      • Box-folder 1:5
        George Divers, Albemarle previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia] to [Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 10 June 1786.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Reports difficulty in raising money to pay shipping charges on tobacco; refers to debt he owes Jerdone and discusses his means in raising the money for payment.

      • Box-folder 1:5
        A. Donald, Richmond [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 20 June 1786.
        1 page.ALS.

        Presumes Jerdone has not gotten all his tobacco to the warehouse; is sure Jerdone will ship with him; cannot get his ship to Cumberland because British ships are restricted to Yorktown; will bring tobacco by small craft.

      • Box-folder 1:5
        Alex[ande]r Macaulay, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 9 July 1786.
        1 page.ALS.

        Payment of Jerdone's account by Donald [and Burton] to Gist will be paid immediately; asks if Jerdone has any freight to be shipped; feels family has responsibility to Captain Milford; suggests using him to establish a regular, good ship on the York River.

      • Box-folder 1:5
        W[illia]m DuVal, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 12 August 1786.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports settlement of matters against Mr. Holt scheduled for September 22; asks to pay next tax on the estate for Jerdone.

      • Box-folder 1:5
        Abram Fontaine, n.p., to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 16 September 1786.
        1 page.ALS.

        Came to deliver £100 due to Mr. Jerdone by Hugh Mercer; asks that any remaining debt be charged to him as Thomas Mitchell will be paying him for services rendered; asks for a receipt for this and also for £34.18.4 from Captain William Ferrells.

      • Box-folder 1:5
        W[illia]m DuVal, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 7 October 1786.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports outcome of Holt case; expresses dissatisfaction with outcome; requests affidavits concerning George Pottie's deposition; suggests a rehearing.

      • Box-folder 1:5
        A. Donald, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 18 October 1786.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports intention to pay Mr. Macon money owed to him; regrets he won't be able to pay Mr. Jerdone this week; intends to write to see if he can "draw bills" in Fredericksburg, Petersburg, and Norfolk.

      • Box-folder 1:5
        W[illia]m DuVal, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 21 October 1786.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Expresses satisfaction that appointment for Mr. Holt's deposition had been noticed and that Mr. Pottie's deposition would be of help to Mrs. Jerdone; explains his opinion on the matter of the loan certificates given to Mr. Holt; gives other opinions on the case; other family news.

      • Box-folder 1:5
        Donald and Burton, London, [England] to Colonel Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 3 November 1786.
        2 pages.LS.

        Apologizes for the negligence of payment due Mr. Gist; assures him that it has been taken care of including interest; total was £125.9.3; will send copy of account when sales of tobacco are closed; thanks him for promise of shipping tobacco to them.
        Including copy of LS from Donald and Burton, London, [England] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 1:5
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 24 December 1786.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Still suffering from rheumatic pains; has rearranged business so he can spend most of his summer at the springs; sorry to hear Jerdone's mother is not well; requests that Jerdone allow him to sell some of his "least serviceable" slaves and to buy others; feels should get fieldhands to clear the swamp rather than slaves to work in the forge as will be more profitable.

    • Box-folder 1:6
      Subseries E: Letters, 1787.
      14 items.
      • Box-folder 1:6
        W[illia]m DuVal, n.p., to [Francis Jerdone] [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 3 January 1787.
        1 page.ALS.

        Encourages Mr. Jerdone to have estate accounts looked over by Mr. Lighton Woods; gives day and time of court hearing; promises payment in April and August; offers to pay Jerdone's taxes.

      • Box-folder 1:6
        Alex[ande]r Macaulay, York, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 10 February 1787.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has enclosed Mr. Douglass' accounts for the past two years; Douglass has made two charges which he feels are unreasonable; must pay it as Douglass is in West Indies; would like word from Jerdone of when he would like his money and he will get it ready.

      • Box-folder 1:6
        Donald and Burton, London, [England] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 31 March 1787.
        2 pages.

        Have not heard from him since their last letter; have closed Jerdone's account with £400. 19.5 due them; will wait until remaining 14 H[ogs] H[ea]ds of tobaccoare sold; still have not sent horses as no room for safe transport on any ship; captain of first ship which they had planned to use brought legal action against them for breach of contract; cost them £25 "out of our own pockets"; will not bring a charge of commission on him because of non-anticipated expenses. 2 pages. LS. Including copy of LS from Donald and Burton, London, [England] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 1:6
        A. Donald, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 7 April 1787.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports expectance of two ships; requests Jerdone's help in loading them; reminds him of balance due Donald and Burton.

      • Box-folder 1:6
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 19 May 1787.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Has written to help him clear Jerdone's father's name concerning the remittance of a bill; claims both Jerdone's father and Mr. Holt remitted the same bill and now the man is trying to claim that neither did; requests that Jerdone look up his father's ledgers on this man's account; has seen Mr. Macaulay and is anxious to see Jerdone; will meet him whenever Jerdone can be in either Richmond or Hanovertown.

      • Box-folder 1:6
        William DuVal, n.p., to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 9 June 1787.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports progress on lawsuit; expresses desire to get business finished soon; reports ill health of Mrs. DuVal and other family news.

      • Box-folder 1:6
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 28 June 1787.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Plans to meet Jerdone in Richmond on 18th of July; his wife is very ill with "the rheumatism" and has been [con]finedto bed for past two weeks; violence of illness has not abated and he hopes for the best.

      • Box-folder 1:6
        Geo. Divers, Albemarle previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 14 July 1787.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Writes to report seeing a slave lad which he believes is Jerdone's property; explains his reasons for believing so; expects to pay his bond when crops are sold.

      • Box-folder 1:6
        William DuVal, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 17 August 1787.
        1 page.ALS.

        Requests Jerdone meet with Alexander MacCaulay and Colo[nel] Morristo settle dispute with Mr. Holt; other family news.

      • Box-folder 1:6
        Thomas Mitchell, n.p., to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 31 August 1787.
        1 page.ALS.

        Minx [Mink] had killed 30 fowls; needs help to kill him; asked Patrick to bring back turpentine promised by Jerdone; sent six loaves of sugar to Mrs. Jerdone; weather looks bad, has declined turpentine.

      • Box-folder 1:6
        William DuVal, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 26 September 1787.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports appointment of John Howie, Wm. Hays, Mr. Holt, John McKeene and Wright Southall as referees; reports Colo[nel] Morrishas stated the accounts clearly, and DuVal gives a list of categories included; also reports amount of debt due Mrs. Jerdone; sends proceedings of Federal Convention and states "if adopted will make the states more virtuous and happy than they otherwise would be."

      • Box-folder 1:6
        Tho[mas] Mitchell, n.p. to [Francis Jerdone], n.p., 23 October 1787.
        1 page.ALS.

        Has sent for two barrels of turpentine; has sent for Mrs. Jerdone's fabric.

      • Box-folder 1:6
        Alex[ande]r Macaulay, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 3 November 1787.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Letter brought by Colo. Morris who has helped pull the forge out of trouble; claims Mr. Holt has been changing accounts to appearance of profit; Holt was getting business into debt; wants to make Morris a candidate for Convention and asks Jerdone's help.

      • Box-folder 1:6
        Tho[mas] Mitchell, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 10 November 1787.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Expresses concern over Mrs. Midleton's actions to recover her fortune; refers to Polly's ingratitude to Mrs. Jerdone; reports arrival of goods and expects to send them soon; other family news.

    • Box-folder 2:1
      Subseries F: Letters, 1788.
      16 items.
      • Box-folder 2:1
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 16 January 1788.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Will send the hogs out tomorrow morning; new partner, Mr. Samuel Beall of Williamsburg, has been taken on; Beall would like to meet with Jerdone; still missing money which hopes Holt will acknowledge.

      • Box-folder 2:1
        Tho[mas] Mitchell, n.p., to [Francis Jerdone], n.p., 2 February 1788.
        1 page.ALS.

        Came to deliver £25 interest on £500 which he had borrowed from Jerdone; is "backward" in plantation duties so sent Isabella to deliver money; hopes to see Jerdone the following week.

      • Box-folder 2:1
        W[illia]m DuVal, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 8 February 1788.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports ill health of Mrs. DuVal and how this is affecting his work; believes Circuit Courts will be a great benefit to the country; hopes to obtain £2,000 for Jerdone in court; refers to several execution of estates; expresses opinion that Constitution should be approved by states; lists states that have already approved it.

      • Box-folder 2:1
        A. Donald, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 8 March 1788.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports expecting ship in York River in April and requests assistance in loading her; inquires of having whole tobacco crop; reminds him that he must order goods for next fall.

      • Box-folder 2:1
        Donald and Burton, London, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 10 March 1788.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Explains details of carriage horses matter and why the company was sued; claims that Jerdone must pay them for the horses and al l extra expenses; gives accounts of tobacco sold and debts.

      • Box-folder 2:1
        William DuVal, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 11 April 1788.

        Reports decision of referees appointed by General Court in lawsuit of Mrs. Jerdone against Mr. Holt; gives sum awarded; reports loan certificates still under consideration.

      • Box-folder 2:1
        Geo[rge] Braikenridge, York, [Virginia] to Fra[nci]s Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 29 June 1788.
        1 page.ALS.

        Discusses finances among Mr. Burnley, Mr. Macaulay and the Jerdones; found hoes have been sent to Jerdone.

      • Box-folder 2:1
        Sarah [Jerdone] Braikenridge, York [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia]to her mother Sarah [Macon] Jerdone, n.p., 29 June 1788.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports arrived safely; refers to kindness of sister; refers to difficulty in leaving Mother and duty she feels toward her.

      • Box-folder 2:1
        A. Donald, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 2 July 1788.
        1 page.ALS.

        Has enclosed Jerdone's account; hopes he does not complain because sales of his tobacco were not good; tobacco was not of good quality and was severely damaged; hopes he will pay his balance when convenient.

      • Box-folder 2:1
        William DuVal, "Mont Comfort" to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 16 August 1788.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to Judgment of case against Mr. Holt and its impacts; refers to Mr. Holt's reactions; advises him to wait to file other complaints until this whole account is settled.

      • Box-folder 2:1
        W[illia]m DuVal, "Mont Comfort" to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 3 September 1788.
        1 page.ALS.

        Approves of deferring settlement until Mr. Johnson returns; reports sent statement to remove any injurious impressions of Mr. Holt's actions on the Chancellors' minds; reports other developments in the case; Holt has asked Marshall to represent him; Colo. Taylor's fee.

      • Box-folder 2:1
        W[illia]m DuVal, "Mont Comfort" to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 5 September 1788.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses decision to defer settlement; reports Mr. Holt's attempts to employ Mr. Marshall; explains Mr. Marshall's refusal of engagement.

      • Box-folder 2:1
        Alex[ande]r Macauley, York [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia]to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 7 September 1788.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to business with Mr. Holt; claims he should remain in Richmond until "Doomsday or the day after;" other family news.

      • Box-folder 2:1
        William Browne, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 5 December 1788.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Wants to know if Jerdone wants any pork or hogs; cash is scarce and would like to sell them; corn crop doing very poorly, the season being too wet and windy; wheat doing well, yielding 700 bushels and has grown two h[ogs] h[ea]ds of tobacco; sorry to learn Mr. Douglass will remain in Scotland until spring; has been sickness this fall and lost two slaves.

      • Box-folder 2:1
        Sarah [Jerdone] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to her mother Sarah [Macon] Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 10 December 1788.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports correspondence from Virginia; expresses difficulty of being parted from her mother; refers to trip to England; other family news.

      • Box-folder 2:1
        George Gairdner [?], Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 13 December 1788.
        1 page.ALS.

        Informs Jerdone that cash [?] promised by Macaulay has not appeared; has sent two sacks of salt as leather could not be exchanged; this to be settled at maturity.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Subseries G: Letters, 1789.
      18 items.
      • Box-folder 2:2
        W[illia]m Browne, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 3 January 1789.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to business of hogs; reports shoeing of horses; refers to failure to pass tobacco inspection legislation in the Senate.

      • Box-folder 2:2
        W[illia]m DuVal, "Mont Comfort," [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 9 January 1789.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports judgments against Mr. Woods and Mssrs. Dickinson and Mr. Kembrough and states amounts; advises to have Colo[nel] Morrissettle Holt's account.

      • Box-folder 2:2
        W[illia]m DuVal, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 10 January 1789.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to attempt to obtain payments from Dr. Currier and Mr. Gravis; refers to illness in his family and death of a son; refers to Mr. Woods' crop of tobacco; hopes late alteration in Superior Courts will result in more speedy justice.

      • Box-folder 2:2
        T. Pope, "Mont Comfort," [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 21 February 1789.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to letter from W[illia]m Holt; reports Mr. DuVal will advise on proper answer.

        Includes copy of letter from W[illia]m Holt, W[illia]msburg, [Virginia]to William DuVal, "Mount Comfort," February 18, [1789]. 1 page. Asking what steps Mr. Jerdone intends to take against him; also asks if business will be brought to referees or to the Chancellor.

      • Box-folder 2:2
        Sarah [Jerdone] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to her mother Sarah [Macon] Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 11 March 1789.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Refers to difficulty in being parted from mother; reports on her son John and his development; refers to his being "backward with his tongue"; describes her horse and some living conditions; reports receipt of mother's presents and describes difficulty with customs officials; other family news.

      • Box-folder 2:2
        Geo[rge] Weare Bralkenridge, Ashton, [Under-Lyne, England] to his uncle Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 2 June 1789.
        1 page.ALS.

        Informs that all are well; is studying Ovid's Metamorphoses, Justin and Ovid's Epistlesand French.

      • Box-folder 2:2
        Sarah [Jerdone] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to her mother, Sarah [Macon] Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 10 June 1789.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Expresses sorrow in being parted from mother; gives account of when people leave the house on a normal day; refers to development of son John; refers to health; refers to rejoicing of King's recovery and great illumin[ation]; other family news.

      • Box-folder 2:2
        A. Donald, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 14 June 1789.
        1 page.ALS.

        Expected Jerdone to pay debts owed to Donald and Burton of London when he was in Richmond; since not done, requests that Jerdone pay as soon as convenient.

      • Box-folder 2:2
        A. Donald, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 9 July 1789.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to expense of obtaining horses; refers to balance due to D[onald] and B[urton]and also amount owed in the country.

      • Box-folder 2:2
        Thomas Mitchell, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 9 July 1789.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports receipt of desk and expresses thanks; reports on weather and its effect on crops, fears he will "loose his character as an overseer."

      • Box-folder 2:2
        William DuVal, n.p. to [Francis Jerdone, n.p.], 29 July 1789.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports on status of accounts and progress in receiving payment; refers to "ejectment" of Mrs. Jerdone scheduled in Williamsburg following September.

      • Box-folder 2:2
        William DuVal, "Mont Comfort," [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 18 August 1789.
        1 page.ALS.

        Requests Jerdone act as witness in a suit by Mr. Pottie in Winchester; reports judgment will be against Holt in September; needs deeds of Forge at trial to prove Holt mortgaged it to Mrs. Jerdone.

      • Box-folder 2:2
        William DuVal, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 25 August 1789.
        1 page.ALS.

        Asks to forward Dandridge's bonds; expects to obtain Judgment for Mr. Jerdone the following month.

      • Box-folder 2:2
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 27 August 1789.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Had Wheelwright look at carriage wheels and will have them replaced; sent two shovels and two ditching spades which he had ordered; feels Jerdone should meet with Mr. Beale as he is worthy of attention; feels important to increase number of slaves as are draining swamps.

      • Box-folder 2:2
        William DuVal, "Mont Comfort," [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 19 October 1789.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to lack of payment by [Mr.] Danielon his bond, outlines way to try and get payment.

      • Box-folder 2:2
        William DuVal, "Mont Comfort," [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 4 November 1789.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports will send Chancery's decision on case against John Winston's executors; reports on progress of case against Mr. Holt in Court of Appeals; requests delivery of papers to Mr. Charles Thomson.

      • Box-folder 2:2
        Abram Fontaine, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 19 December 1789.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports statement of debt against Lewis' executors, also execution against Winston's executors and execution against Mr. Ferrell.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Sarah [Jerdone] Braikenridge, [Bristol, England] to her mother, Sarah [Macon] Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, n.d.
      5 pages.ALS.

      Inquires of the various ailments her mother has suffered; laments how often mother is alone; refers to and inquires of her sisters; refers to outbreak of measles; inoculation of her children; refers to schools which her children will attend and their distance from house; refers to French declaration of war on England, expresses fear of war; expresses aloneness and Feeling of not belonging; refers to events taking place in France and the death of French King; other family news.

  • Box 2-3
    Subseries 3: Letters, 1790-1799.
    147 items.
    • Box-folder 2:3
      Subseries A: Letters, 1790.
      8 items.
      • Box-folder 2:3
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 2 January 1790.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Sending 40 hogs to Jerdone; suggests he send a carriage to "receive them in good order"; would like sent to him a bottle of little sweet scented [type of tobacco] seed; P.S. - has sold crop of corn and the wheat they had.

      • Box-folder 2:3
        Sam Kello, Southhampton [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia]to [Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 5 January 1790.
        1 page.ALS.

        Requests business transactions between [Jerdone's] father and Mr. Belsches for payments and accounts during years of 1772-1774; also requests copy of transactions between himself and Mr. Pottie.

      • Box-folder 2:3
        Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 1 March 1790.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses quality tobacco shipped, condition of it and market; explains goods he has sent.

      • Box-folder 2:3
        W[illia]m DuVal, "Mont Comfort," [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 9 March 1790.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to business with Holt and Dudley Richardson; intends to order ex[ecutio]nagainst Kinsbrough [?] and someone to attend sale; explains other bonds.

      • Box-folder 2:3
        Thomas Mitchell, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 2 May 1790.
        1 page.ALS.

        Speaks of their speculation endeavors in the tobacco market; advises him to have nothing to do with the men involved in Major Ragland's account; thinks it would be better to deal with Burton.

      • Box-folder 2:3
        Geo. Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 17 July 1790.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Explains goods sent and expectations for next crop of tobacco; expresses uncertainty of affairs with Spain; expresses hope war will be averted; discusses weather and crops; other family news.

      • Box-folder 2:3
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 31 July 1790.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Intends to send carriage wheels; saw William Mitchell while he was in Richmond and compliments Jerdone on his handling of a runaway blacksmith; was informed that Hugh Nelson has a blacksmith for sale; discusses corn crops; discusses Jerdone's accounts.

      • Box-folder 2:3
        [?] Thompson, Fluvanna previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Lo[uisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 11 August 1790.
        1 page.ALS.

        Claims is due money for the clearing of the Rivanna River; asks that Jerdone pay £8.15 to Mr. Walter who delivered letter.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Subseries B: Letters, 1791.
      10 items.
      • Box-folder 2:4
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 7 January 1791.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has sent 36 hogs but is displeased with their size and fatness; also has sent two chisels that the blacksmith has made; concerned over health of Jerdone's family but glad Mother is better; congratulates on the judgment for him against Holt. (Letter has some accounts written on back.)

      • Box-folder 2:4
        Geo. Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 17 January 1791.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Explains goods sent; refers to "preservation from the destruction" of Jerdone family; advises Jerdone sleep with firearms nearby for safety [from slaves]; describes the "Blunderbuss" gun; gives account of weather and crops; refers to reconciliation between Spain and England; sends portrait of Sarah [Jerdone] Brackenridge; other family news.

      • Box-folder 2:4
        William DuVal, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 2 February 1791.
        1 page.ALS.

        Mother's mortgage is recorded and with equal validity to the original; the original has been lost, probably during the War when papers of General Court were moved; necessary to make an affidavit [?] because of replacement of original mortgage.

      • Box-folder 2:4
        W[illia]m DuVal, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 25 March 1791.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Observes death of Wm. Holt and explains impact upon suit of Jerdone's against him; refers to business with others who have debts owed to Jerdone.

      • Box-folder 2:4
        Geo[rge] Gair[dner], Rich[mon]d, [Virginia]to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 22 April 1791.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Congratulates Jerdone and his mother for their successes in court; Richmond has had a visit from the President of the U.S.; describes toast of occasion; refers to crops.

      • Box-folder 2:4
        Sarah [Jerdone] Braikenridge, "Ashton," [Bristol], [England?] to her mother, Sarah [Macon] Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 30 April 1791.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Expresses concern for mother's health and her living alone; inquires of her sisters; describes her health and children's development; refers to difficulty in adjusting to England; other family news.

      • Box-folder 2:4
        S[arah Macon] J[erdone]and F[rancis] J[erdone], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia]to William Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia], 6 May 1791.
        1 page.LS.

        Orders that nothing more be paid to Mr. Beale or anyone else associated with the late Mr. Holt.

      • Box-folder 2:4
        George Weare Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to his grandmother, Sarah [Macon] Jerdone, [2]0 July 1791.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports on his mother's [Sarah Jerdone Braikenridge] health; reports on brothers and sisters development; comments on "Ashton"; refers to affairs in France; other family news.

      • Box-folder 2:4
        Geo. Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 1 August 1791.
        1 page.ALS.

        Apologizes for damage done to goods; explains current shipment of goods; reports British strong economy and rise in prices for woolens and iron products; refers to British battleships prepared for emergency and affairs in France.

      • Box-folder 2:4
        Sarah [Jerdone] Braikenridge, "Ashton," [England] to her mother, Sarah [Macon] Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 3 August 1791.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Discusses Mother's health and family; reports development of family; describes rickets; visit to cotton mill; reports weather and effect on crops; refers to lawsuits of Jerdone's; refers to events taking place in France; other Family news.

    • Box-folder 2:5
      Subseries C: Letters, 1792.
      8 items.
      • Box-folder 2:5
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 5 January 1792.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has sent overseer 25 hogs; has sent Jerdone bushels of holly berries and Church's oats [?] to be sowed; waited for Jerdone to finds a market for their corn but finally made an agreement with [Alexander] Macaulay; Mr. Macaulay is working toward agreement on the disputed accounts of Mr. Holt.

      • Box-folder 2:5
        Geo. Weare Braikenridge, "Ashton," n[ea]r Bristol, [England] to his uncle, [Francis] Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 20 February 1792.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports Mother's health is improved; speaks of brothers and himself; reports on weather; lists flowers in bloom; other family news.

      • Box-folder 2:5
        Geo. Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 22 February 1792.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports goods sent; refers to price increases and blames this on peace in Europe.

      • Box-folder 2:5
        Coulter Robertson and Company, Barbados to Alex McCall, Antigua, 18 March 1792.
        1 page.ALS.

        Describes order made by Mr. Thompson Rowland through Mssrs. Sutherland and McKee for the Coulter Robertson Co.

      • Box-folder 2:5
        George Weare Braikenridge, Ashton [under-Lyne], Bristol, [England] to his uncle, Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit], Virginia, 13 August 1792.
        5 pages.ALS.

        Sorry to hear the family was ill, the captain who delivered his letters is retiring to New York; there have been debates in Parliament over the abolition of slave trade; describes incidents occurring in the West Indies; has been a boycott of sugar; feels this is silly; other family news.

      • Box-folder 2:5
        Geo. Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 17 August 1792.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to sending rum; explains how to enhance its flavor; refers to crops; other family news.

      • Box-folder 2:5
        Geo. Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 18 August 1792.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to goods ordered; needs more notice as does not order from dealer if he can get from manufacturer; explains increased prices on wine; other news concerning shipping.

      • Box-folder 2:5
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 12 September 1792.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Cancels plans made to travel northward; his daughter Polly died August 19, 1792.

    • Box-folder 2:6
      Subseries D: Letters, 1793.
      10 items.
      • Box-folder 2:6
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [New Kent previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 3 January 1793.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports hog business; refers to lawsuits; refers to crops; requests meeting in Richmond or Hanovertown; other family news.

      • Box-folder 2:6
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 14 February 1793.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Two hogs are missing; has enclosed description and accounts of P[rovidence] Forge estate; has sold surplus of wheat to Mssrs. Freeland and Gillies for five shillings sterling per bushel; is working on terms for corn crop now at 18 shillings sterling per bar[re]l; has not heard from friends in Jedburgh, [Scotland] and becoming uneasy.

      • Box-folder 2:6
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 1 March 1793.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Has sent a newspaper describing incidents in Europe; relates his opinions in regard to American liberty and influence on Europe; other family news.

      • Box-folder 2:6
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 23 March 1793.
        1 page.ALS.

        Sends regards of "Mr. M."; Mr. M. has sent, a "hamper porter" [port wine]; will leave the eulogium on the port's quality to Jerdone.

      • Box-folder 2:6
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Rich[mon]d, [Virginia]to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 4 April 1793.
        2 pages.Fragment. ALS.

        Has inserted advertisement in papers for four weeks; feels sure a reward wil1 guarantee detection of a negro [slave]; advises to speak with John Marshall to retain him as counsellor; quotes current prices for wheat and corn; refers to events in Europe; expresses concern over French development and how this will affect U.S.

      • Box-folder 2:6
        George Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 7 April 1793.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports illness of children Sarah, Maria, John, and William and wife Sarah [Jerdone]with measles; also reports death of daughter Sarah and wife Sarah and attack of scarlet fever on John and Maria.

      • Box-folder 2:6
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 8 May 1793.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Reports the havoc produced by the "bursting of that overgrown bubble paper currency and the circulation of accomodation bills"; encloses an order for sugar, rum and other goods.

      • Box-folder 2:6
        Geo. Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Sarah [Macon] Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 25 July 1793.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports wife [Sarah] "Sally" [Jerdone's]death and death of daughter Sarah as well as illness of John, William, and Maria; reports on their development since; explains how Sarah Jerdone's things were sent and where she was buried.

      • Box-folder 2:6
        Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 25 July 1793.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has lost Francis Jerdone's sister [Sarah, George Braikenridge's wife] and his two daughters; the sons are back to health; has sent account balance due to him at £8.13.5; has enclosed a mourning ring and a lock of Sally's [Sarah]hair for Francis Jerdone. to wear; reports condition of crops and prices; refers to events in Europe concerning France.

      • Box-folder 2:6
        Geo. Weare Braikenridge, "Ashton," [Bristol, England] to his uncle, Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 6 August 1793.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to events taking place in France.

    • Box-folder 2:7
      Subseries E: Letters, 1794.
      18 items.
      • Box-folder 2:7
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 3 January 1794.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Upset by attempted murder of Jerdones [by slaves]; wonders if he has the liberty to make decisions on selling crops; informs of interest of Mr. Thompson of Richmond to buy old corn; will start preparing hogs for Jerdone.

      • Box-folder 2:7
        George Weare Braikenridge, "Ashton," [Bristol, England] to his uncle Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 8 March 1794.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Gives opinion on French actions and intentions and relations between U.S. and Britain.

      • Box-folder 2:7
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 12 April 1794.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Describes business matters with Mr. Macaulay; discusses credit and cash markets; reports on crop development; other family news.

      • Box-folder 2:7
        Thomas Mitchell, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 27 May 1794.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports on weather and crops; refers to report circulating that Mitchell asked for pardon for Pegg [slave girl], implicated in attack against Francis Jerdone and his mother; assures Jerdone this isn't true and explains circumstances.

      • Box-folder 2:7
        John Coye, North Garden, Albemarle [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia]to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 28 May 1794.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses trading slave; reports on cotton and livestock and other business.

      • Box-folder 2:7
        Geo. Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 23 July 1794.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports arrival of two millstones; refers to positioning of volunteer troops by "order of the executive" to Smithfield to "suppress some opposition to the Civil Power".

      • Box-folder 2:7
        Geo. Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 9 August 1794.
        1 page.ALS.

        Discusses shipment of tobacco and corn to England.

      • Box-folder 2:7
        Geo. Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 28 August 1794.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports goods received for Mr. Jerdone and their condition; refers to antiministerial opinions in the newspapers of the day.

      • Box-folder 2:7
        Geo. Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to [Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 15 September 1794.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Explains process for declaring notice for demand for money; reminds Mrs. Jerdone to sign copy and send affidavit.

        Including ALS from Geo. Gairdner, [Richmond, Virginia] to [Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 17 September 1794, which explains delay for letter and encourages him to do these errands immediately.1 page.

      • Box-folder 2:7
        Geo. Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 19 September 1794.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to receipt of tobacco; explains difficulty in insuring British ships; expresses regret for political discord in U.S.; comments on war; gives family news.

      • Box-folder 2:7
        George Weare Braikenridge, Ashton [Under-Lyne] near Bristol, [England] to his uncle, Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 22 September 1794.
        2 pages.XCy of ALS.

        Refers to crops in Europe; speaks at great length about the war in Europe and the events in France; refers to death of Robespierre and many others as a result.

      • Box-folder 2:7
        Mitchell and Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to [Francis Jerdone7], n.p., 24 September 1794.
        1 page.ALS.

        Gives example of wording of affidavit; requests that affidavits be renewed and sent by the 22nd.

      • Box-folder 2:7
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 1 October 1794.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to papers which have been delivered; reports fevers have been lowered by the rain; Jerdone's tobacco has been shipped.

      • Box-folder 2:7
        W[illia]m DuVal, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 17 October 1794.
        1 page.ALS.

        Describes business transactions he plans on pursuing in order to clear his debts.

      • Box-folder 2:7
        Geo. Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to [Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 23 October 1794.
        1 page.ALS.

        Comments on wheat received; recommends a cooling beverage; also describes goods sent.

      • Box-folder 2:7
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 1 December 1794.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Explains lack of correspondence from feeling of insult from Jerdone's previous letter; describes business matters of corn, wheat, and with Alex Macaulay; reports on hogs, some of which were lost to a "set of villains".

      • Box-folder 2:7
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 18 December 1794.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses money enclosed and carried by Joseph Spicer; discusses hogs; expresses sorrow for the death of Mr. J. Thompson.

      • Box-folder 2:7
        W[illia]m Mitchell, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 19 December 1794.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports charge of order; reports carrying slave back home [injured or runaway?]; calls slave a "worthless, obstinate rascal"; refers to health and weather.

    • Box-folder 3:1
      Subseries F: Letters, 1795.
      9 items.
      • Box-folder 3:1
        W[illia]m Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 7 January 1795.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Sent 24 hogs to overseer Joseph Spicer; receiving returns on crops sent to Norfolk but disappointed in prices; has prepared accounts for past years; sustained losses as crops from [17]92to be sold to Mr. [Alexander] Macaulaywere never completely sold.

      • Box-folder 3:1
        W[illia]m Mitchell, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 20 March 1795.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Explains postponement of filing case against Sheriff James Dabney after talking with [John?] Marshallbecause he claims to have sold land and have money ready for Mrs. Jerdone; also intends to convince Major DuVal to mortgage his property for better security on debt; refers to weather and health.

      • Box-folder 3:1
        Geo. Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 17 April 1795.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports goods sent and difficulty in shipping; reports war between France and England; speaks of famine in France and general scarcity in England; refers to higher prices because of the "covetness of the farmers".

      • Box-folder 3:1
        T[homas] Mitchell, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 27 April 1795.
        1 page.ALS.

        Bill for hoes sent for £4.1.10.

      • Box-folder 3:1
        Alex[ande]r Macaulay, York, [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 23 May 1795.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Had expected his friend Captain Delancey to visit Jerdone; hopes Jerdone will accept him hospitably; advises not to worry about the Beall's Executor as he is acting to "procrastinate" the foreclosing in the mortgage; anxious over payments owed to Jerdone and the welfare of his family if he dies; hopes to send his children to Scotland for education as there is too much French principle in the colonial schools; sorrowed by the loss of "little Johny".

      • Box-folder 3:1
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 13 June 1795.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Had been ill with pains in the side; refers to many immigrants from Europe; expresses worries of power given to Catholics and their divided loyalties to country and religion.

      • Box-folder 3:1
        Alex[ande]r Macaulay, York, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 5 September 1795.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports enclosure of decision by Chancery for Mrs. Jerdone; reports on brigs carrying goods: one has been carried off to Bermuda by privateers, another brought ashore by wind; other family news.

      • Box-folder 3:1
        Sam Overton, Jr., Collector of Revenue, Office of Inspection, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia]to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 4 October 1795.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Informs Jerdone he has broken a law by selling wine without a license to sick people; he will be fined $50 for every offense.

      • Box-folder 3:1
        Geo[rge] Braikenridge, n.p., to Francis Jerdone, care of Mitchell and Gardiner, Richmond, [Virginia], 26 October 1795.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Items shipped; health of family and himself; bears invoice of Francis Jerdone.

    • Box-folder 3:1
      Subseries G: Letters, 1796.
      11 items.
      • Box-folder 3:1
        William D[ouglass], Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 4 January 1796.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Discusses business dealings in hogs, wheat; describes conditions of business with Alexander Placaulay, Tho[mas] Peters, Benjamin Harrison and Turner Christian; reports he received a letter from family in Jedburgh; encloses itemized cost for carriage wheels.
        See medium oversize file.

      • Box-folder 3:1
        Turner Christian, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 28 January 1796.
        1 page.ALS.

        Regrets he can no longer stay on; will get someone to act as overseer; reports on Indian corn, wheat and prices.

      • Box-folder 3:1
        Geo. Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 6 February 1796.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports on health; reports on receipt of goods; explains ship took 21 days from Norfolk to Richmond; also how bale was sent mistakenly to Petersburg; refers to seemingly encouraging markets in produce, grain, flour and horses; refers to death of Mr. Douglass; other family news.

      • Box-folder 3:1
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 4 March 1796.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports business is slow with only the necessities like flour and wheat doing well; many men being sent to West Indies and speculation is very high; encloses an political pamphlet.

      • Box-folder 3:1
        Turner Christian, Brandon, [Prince George previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 26 May 1796.
        1 page.ALS.

        Claims will have no problem selling the corn he has; promises to take necessary steps to bring Mr. Peter to justice; will try to take care of repairs needed on the mill.

      • Box-folder 3:1
        Mitchell and Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 27 May 1796.
        1 page.ALS.

        Updates Jerdone on his business affairs and accounts; congratulates Jerdone for wishing harmony with all nations.

      • Box-folder 3:1
        Jno. Fox, Prince William previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 22 July 1796.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to death of [William] Douglass; inquiring about the position of overseer now vacated; gives brief sketch of his background and that of his son who would like to be employed.

      • Box-folder 3:1
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 28 July 1796.
        1 page.ALS.

        Has no news; heard Jerdone had been in Hanover and wishes he had come to visit in Richmond.

      • Box-folder 3:1
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 3 September 1796.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Weather appears to promise good crops; reports the horse thief Young was convicted.

      • Box-folder 3:1
        Geo. Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 6 October 1796.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Sends a pointer puppy and advice for care of it; reports on weather and crops; refers to rumours of war between Great Britain and Spain; other family news.

      • Box-folder 3:1
        Geo. Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 6 November 1796.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports goods sent; relays interest of Mr. John Graham to buy oats and other crops; refers to dog, the "canine queen"; refers to elections being held in town; other family news.

    • Box-folder 3:2-3
      Subseries H: Letters, 1797.
      33 items.
      • Box-folder 3:2
        Mary Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 4 January 1797.
        1 page.ALS.

        Distressed by being alone while her brother [William Douglass] is away; complains that she cannot handle the work alone; has divided hogs and feels the remainder should be killed; discusses crops and prices; inquires about selling Jerdone's tract of land.

      • Box-folder 3:2
        Mary Douglass, Prov[idence] Forge, [Virginia]to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 10 January 1797.
        1 page.ALS.

        Will not offer more than £50 to Archer Christian; reports she has employed an overseer as one is needed on condition Jerdone has not hired one; inquires whether he wants the crops sold.

      • Box-folder 3:2
        Geo. Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 24 January 1797.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Acknowledges present; refers to work done Ion "waggon" [sic]; refers to weather and crops; reports on hunting; refers to difficulty in economy from French; other family news.

        Includes invoice for goods shipped to Francis Jerdone, January 23, 1797. 1 page.

      • Box-folder 3:2
        Geo. Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 7 February [17]97 .
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to stagnation of business; reports prices of wheat and flour; refers to newspapers and their showing of the "magic of politics".

      • Box-folder 3:2
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 28 February 1797.
        1 page.ALS.

        Has enclosed a newspaper; refers to allies contriving their "depredatory and unprovoked conduct to this country"; reports all business is good.

      • Box-folder 3:2
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 20 March 1797.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has delivered letter to Major; weather has been good but had a frost; hopes peach blossoms survived; has enclosed a Norfolk paper.

      • Box-folder 3:2
        George Weare Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to his uncle, Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 6 April 1797.
        4 pages.XCy of ALS.

        Reports brother John is in school at Bradford in Wiltshire and brother William at Keynsham, both studying Latin; describes his father's business and his responsibilities within it; describes the political and military events occurring in England and France; surprised he is wearing a "redcoat" on is back; hopes the U.S. will not be dragged into this conflict.

      • Box-folder 3:2
        Invoice of goods shipped by Geo[rge] Bralkenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, 6 April 1797.
        1 page.DS.

        Including ALS from Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 10 April 1797, referring to business transactions and shipping as well as European events and family news. 2 pages.

      • Box-folder 3:2
        Mary Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 3 June 1797.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports corn and wheat are ready but fears prices will not go as high as Jerdone had expected; hopes to see Jerdone to discuss the land.

      • Box-folder 3:2
        T[homas] Mitchell, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 30 June 1797.
        1 page.ALS.

        Requests Jerdone send balance for the 30 barrells [?] with bearer; send compliments.

      • Box-folder 3:2
        Mary Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 8 July 1797.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to illness at estate; reports on sale of crops and payments; other family news.

      • Box-folder 3:2
        [George] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 21 July 1797.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Sorry to hear the drought has brought disease to Jerdone's slaves; wishes he could take a trip North with Mr. Mitchell to get away; worries about the predicament of the U.S. in view of the European events; discusses business concerning Mr. D[uVa]l[?] and whether he is a good business risk.

      • Box-folder 3:2
        Ja[me]s Fox, "Manskin Lodge" to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 2 August 1797.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to job opportunity expressed to him by Jerdone; gives conditions of his employment; will accept job if Jerdone accepts his conditions.

      • Box-folder 3:2
        Mitchell & Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 7 August 1797.
        1 page.ALS.

        Informs that a year is up since signing bond; Inquires as to what Jerdone would like to do.

      • Box-folder 3:2
        Invoice of goods shipped to Francis Jerdone by Geo[rge] Braikenridge, 2 September 1797.
        1 page.D.

        Including ALS from Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia]. Describes route of ship which carries his goods; reports events in Europe; refers to peace negotiation with France; reports on crops and weather. 2 pages.

      • Box-folder 3:2
        Geo. Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 21 September 1797.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses crop prices, and receipt of payment; refers to events in Europe as "hostile"; reports movement of Dutch to the N[orth] of Ireland; reports outbreak of yellow fever; other family news.

      • Box-folder 3:3
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 26 September 1797.
        2 pages.XCy of ALS.

        Discusses crop prices and quantity; refers to outbreak of yellow fever; reports have received letters from Scotland and refers to the placement of the Dutch fleet; discusses further events in Europe.

      • Box-folder 3:3
        W[illia]m DuVal, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 27 September 1797.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses his land in Kentucky and the value of his land in Virginia; reports orders placed ag[ains]t Mr. Holt for Mr. and Mrs. Jerdone; discusses other business of debts.

      • Box-folder 3:3
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 3 October 1797.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Requests Jerdone not send reply with wagoner as he is not trustworthy; encloses letter from Major-DuVal; offers his aid in employment of helpers; other news.

      • Box-folder 3:3
        James Scott, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 5 October 1797.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports Jasper has agreed to the operation; thanks Jerdone for finding instruments to use; requests them sent by Saturday or Sunday as when he has the assistance of Dr. Lewis to operate.

      • Box-folder 3:3
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, [Richmond, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 7 October 1797.
        1 page.ALS.

        Discusses sale of wheat and oats and gives prices; reports he has no one to recommend for the notice [?] business.

      • Box-folder 3:3
        James Scott, Belle Air, [Virginia?] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 9 October 1797.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports operation is done; reports Jasper tolerated the pain well and is now very happy; requests that Jerdone return the instruments and forward the enclosed letter; also requests a bottle of molasses for Jasper.

      • Box-folder 3:3
        Geo. Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 11 October 1797.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Recommends hiring Mr. Holeman for the job; refers to many ships missing on their voyages and the lack of information from Europe because of it; gives other family news.

      • Box-folder 3:3
        Sam[ue]l Overton, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia]to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 18 October [17]97.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports that George Pottie will bring entries needed to be signed for the certificates; they must be entered by 1 December to avoid penalty.

      • Box-folder 3:3
        Geo. Gairdner, [Richmond, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 22 October 1797.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports sale of wheat and potential to sell more if the price is agreeable; refers to possibility of hiring Mr. Holeman who would give Jerdone's "notices"; reports difficulty in obtaining wheels.

      • Box-folder 3:3
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, [Richmond, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 31 October 1797.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses goods sent; wanted to send salt but objection to putting in bags; hopes Jerdone will accept the oysters.

      • Box-folder 3:3
        J. Scott, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 31 October [17]97 .
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports on health of Jasper; describes the symptoms and the opinions of the doctor; reports advised diet and progress of recovery.

      • Box-folder 3:3
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, [Richmond, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 16 November 1797.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports wheat is being delivered; remarks chat the man who delivers this will deliver Jerdone's letter to Mayor DuVal.

      • Box-folder 3:3
        Geo. Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 24 November 1797.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses ship's arrival and goods to be sent; reports on weather; refers to newspapers which have been sent.

      • Box-folder 3:3
        W[illia]m DuVal, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 25 November 1797.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports efforts to sell property in order to pay off debt to Jerdone; reports employment of a man by Mr. Gairdner.

      • Box-folder 3:3
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 1 December 1797.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Discusses crops and prices; reports iron, leather has been sent; advises Jerdone to write to Mr. Macaulay about his daughter; Includes some accounts of goods sent.

      • Box-folder 3:3
        Turner Christian, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 7 December 1797.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports has sold both the new and old wheat; reports has not been able to sell the old corn; hopes pork will be ready by the 25th.

      • Box-folder 3:3
        Turner Christian, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 15 December 1797.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports has sent hogs; discusses business affairs of corn, wheat, and Indian corn.

    • Box-folder 3:4
      Subseries I: Letters, 1789.
      11 items.
      • Box-folder 3:4
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 20 February 1798.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Assures that accounts have been properly taken care of; discusses business matters and goods sent; advises him on poplar trees; gives other town news.

      • Box-folder 3:4
        Geo. Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 18 March 1798.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports on events in Europe and effect it will have on American economy; reports letter from Major [DuVal]advising to employ Holeman to give notices; reports Mr. [Alexander] Macaulaysent his son to school in Chesterfield; reports on crop prices.

      • Box-folder 3:4
        Turner Christian, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 30 March 1798.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to attempts to sell Indian corn; refers to sale of wheat and payments.

      • Box-folder 3:4
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 22 June 1798.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Discusses prospects of selling land; refers to letter from the Major [DuVal]; discusses further business, partnerships, and lawsuits.

      • Box-folder 3:4
        George Weare Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to his uncle, Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 27 July 1798.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Reports that peace has till not come with France; gives numbers of militia and preparedness of British forces; describes recent events involving French and their plans; reports rebel lion in Ireland almost quelled.

      • Box-folder 3:4
        Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit], Virginia, 30 July 1798.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Describes goods shipped to Jerdone; complains about high prices and taxes.

        Including accounts for all goods shipped to Jerdone.

      • Box-folder 3:4
        Mitchell & Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia], to Francis Jerdone, n.p., 7 August 1798.
        1 page.LS.

        Time to renew bond with Jerdone; needs instructions.

      • Box-folder 3:4
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 7 August 1798.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses business affairs with [Major] DuValin reference to a mortgage of his land; refers to visit of General Marshall.

      • Box-folder 3:4
        Corbin Griffin, York, [Virginia] to [Francis] Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 23 August 1798.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports that Mr. Macaulay must sell his furniture, home, slaves, and plantation for "ready money"; wishes to consult with Jerdone.

      • Box-folder 3:4
        27 September 1798. Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia],
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to letter from DuVal to Jerdone; agrees that Jerdone is due Holt's land in compensation for the debts.

      • Box-folder 3:4
        S[arah Macon] J[erdone], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia]to William Dandridge, William Chamberlayne, Robert Boyd, n.p., November 1798.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports son Francis has bought 1/4 of land and slaves mortgaged to her by Holt for £2,750; informs that he has power to act for her.

    • Box-folder 3:5
      Subseries J: Letters, 1799.
      29 items.
      • Box-folder 3:5
        Turner Christian, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 7 January 1799.
        ALS.1 page.

        Reports sending 20 hogs and wheat timber; reports hasn't finished measuring Indian corn; refers to sale of wheat and Indian corn; reports execution ordered against Mr. Peter; reports sale of cattle.

      • Box-folder 3:5
        Turner Christian, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit. [Virginia], 5 February 1799.
        1 page.ALS.

        Discusses goods sent, including hogs; discusses particular business matters Including payment and when things will be delivered and crops.

      • Box-folder 3:5
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 7 February 1799.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Refers to the "Calamitous disaster of the 22nd November"; claims will suffer no loss; discusses business accounts, sale of crops and goods shipped to Jerdone; Dr. Cringan wishes puppies.

      • Box-folder 3:5
        G[eorge] Gairdner, [Richmond, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 7 February [17]99.
        1 page.ALS.

        Informs cannot learn how negro boy can be bound; promises to write soon to make a judgment.

      • Box-folder 3:5
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 21 February 1799.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses business with Mr. Mitchell; refers to events between France and Britain; hopes for peace soon.

      • Box-folder 3:5
        George Weare Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to his uncle, Francis Jerdone, Sr., Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 6 March 1799.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses political events in Europe at the time including dethroning of the kings of Naple and Serdinia and speculation on the King of Prussia; reports River Elbe is frozen disrupting mail delivery; refers to lack of news on army in Egypt and rumors that [Napoleon] Bonapartehas been killed; predicts the defeat of the Italian Army by the Turks; refers to extensive popularity of Nelson and lists the types of clothing and accessories that have been named after him.

      • Box-folder 3:5
        Geo. Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, in care of Mitchell & Gairdner, Richmond, Virginia, 15 March 1799.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports receipt of letters; describes goods sent; refers to death of Mr. [Alexander] Macaulay; refers to apple crop and weather; describes accomplishments and injuries of Admiral Nelson; reports French declaration of war against Tuscany.

        Includes invoice of goods shipped by Geo. Braikenridge to Francis Jerdone, 15 March 1799. 1 page.

      • Box-folder 3:5
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, n.p., to [?], 24 March [17]99 .
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports no further information from Major DuVal; refers to upcoming elections for member of Congress and hopes he will place a vote for General Marshall; hopes a visit to the forge will come soon.

      • Box-folder 3:5
        T. Mitchell, n.p. to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 26 March 1799.
        1 page.ALS.

        Doesn't expect good weather to last; hopes to visit soon; encloses payment for interest on bond.

      • Box-folder 3:5
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 27 March 1799.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Explains his recent interest in politics as his way to protect himself against the government; reports no news has arrived from Europe.

      • Box-folder 3:5
        Turner Christian, Providence Forge, [New Kent previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 4 April 1799.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports has sent two horses; reports sale of 650 barrels of Indian corn and asks what to do with remainder; expects payment from Mrs. Douglass for corn; hopes for a visit soon.

      • Box-folder 3:5
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, [Sr.], [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 5 April 1799.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports arrival of horses; explains travel plans for visit; reports news from Europe; refers to defeat of the King of Naples; speculates effect on U.S. posture in foreign relations.

      • Box-folder 3:5
        Elizabeth Macaulay, Yorktown, [Virginia] to her brother, Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 6 May 1799.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Describes the events surrounding the auction of Mr. Macaulay's goods; lists what she bought at auction including slaves and prices.

      • Box-folder 3:5
        [George Gairdner] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 8 June 1799.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Explains bout with "cholic" for any bad disposition; refers to business matters; reports sending of clothes to Mr. Thompson; refers to sale of tob[acc]oto M & G.

      • Box-folder 3:5
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 17 June [17]99 .
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports forwarding of £530 to Mrs. Macaulay; reports no arrival of the expected fleet; reports weather of 94 [degrees] with no rain in sight; expresses belief that lack of rain will not hurt tobacco farmers.

      • Box-folder 3:5
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to [Francis Jerdone, Sr., Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 25 June 1799.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Congratulates on his recent marriage; reports no new news; reports "vanquishment of the French in Germany and Italy"; promises to forward any news.

        Including Cy of invoice of goods, Bristol, [England], 15 March 1799.

      • Box-folder 3:6
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 6 July [17]99.
        1 page.ALS.

        Describes goods ordered by Jerdone; apologizes for goods he couldn't get.

        Including account for goods ordered, n.d. 1 page.

      • Box-folder 3:6
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 20 July 1799.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Asks that Jerdone be more particular in his commissions in the future; describes weather and crops; relates that Turner Christian and Mrs. Douglass are both moving; Mrs. Douglass is going back to her plantation.

      • Box-folder 3:6
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 28 June 1799.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to Jerdone's decision to sell his crop on his own; refers to expectation of rain and news of hail in Louisa; expresses regret that Jerdone's wheat was injured; refers to other business matters.

      • Box-folder 3:6
        Turner Christian, Pro[vidence] Forge, [New Kent previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, [Sr.], Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 4 July 1799.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports goods sent; reports on corn crops; refers to weather; refers to sale of crops; indicates desire for him to visit before engaging as overseer for next year.

      • Box-folder 3:6
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond. [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 30 July 1799.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to weather; reports difficulty in finding package supposedly shipped from England; refers to letter to mother and box forwarded; refers to Sandy's well-being and schooling.

      • Box-folder 3:6
        William DuVal, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, [Sr.], [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 14 August 1799.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Extends congratulations on marriage; offers his opinion of the Jerdones' companionship and their virtues; reports sale of goods and other business matters.

      • Box-folder 3:6
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 14 August 1799.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to building of a cabin or house; reports forwarding of package.

      • Box-folder 3:6
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 16 August 1799.
        1 page.ALS.

        Describes goods ordered; hopes for good crops this year; feels that the U.S. will be able to stay out of the war in Europe.

      • Box-folder 3:6
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, [Richmond, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 9 September [17]99.
        1 page.ALS.

        Apologizes for not sending "half books"; forwards letter from Mr. Young concerning [Jerdone's sister] Mrs. Macaulay.

      • Box-folder 3:6
        Invoice of goods shipped by Geo[rge] Braikenridgeto Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 31 October 1799.
        3 pages.

        Including ALS from Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia]. Explains kerchiefs sent to the ladies; wishes Jerdone happiness with his new wife; describes wet summer and fall and effects on crops; relates that war with France not over; describes conflict with Spain over four English Frigates. 1 page.

      • Box-folder 3:6
        Turner Christian, Providence Forge, [New Kent previous hitCounty next hit Virginia] to Francis Jerdon[e], Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 9 December 1799.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports sent oats and seed cotton; reports sale of wheat; reports progress of Indian corn; reports sale of Mrs. Douglass' fourth of the estate.

      • Box-folder 3:6
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 13 December 1799.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Describes gifts sent and thanks for gifts received; relates that Assembly is sitting; relates crops and prices; explains contract with G. D[?]rs deals only in gold and silver not "currency money"; explains Mr. D[?]rs has not paid anything on this contract since [17]97 .

      • Box-folder 3:6
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, n.p. to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 20 December 1799.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to bad weather's effect on partridges; refers to General G[eorge] Washington's death; refers to news from Paris on European affairs; refers to nephew Sandy Macaulay's development and schooling.

  • Box 4-5
    Subseries 4: Letters, 1800-1809.
    155 items.
    • Box-folder 4:1
      Subseries A: Letters, 1800.
      13 items.
      • Box-folder 4:1
        A[lexander] Macaulay, [?]Norfolk to his uncle, Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Pottiesville, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 9 March 1800.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Reports trip to Washington [D.C.]; refers to affairs in Congress such as the National Bank issue and laws for loans; refers to men ready to defend the "Fort of Mobile" with help from Havana.

      • Box-folder 4:1
        Tho[mas] Mitchell, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 6 May 1800.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Promises will bring over his bond for his account as soon as Mitchell and Gairdner tell him; expresses concern over Jerdone's mother's health; advises Jerdone to call Dr. Honyman.

      • Box-folder 4:1
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, n.p. to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 9 May 1800.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to goods sent by wagon; reports no new news.

      • Box-folder 4:1
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 29 May 1800.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Instructs on how to fix furniture injured in transportation; refers to famine and war in Europe and is thankful for good times in West; refers to visit by Turner Christian who did not pay anything against his account; sends seed wheat from Egypt which produces two crops in 12 months for experimentation.

      • Box-folder 4:1
        Turner Christian, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 29 July 1800.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses crop business and prices; reports goods sent; relates death of eight month old slave child.

      • Box-folder 4:1
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 3 September 1800.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to weather and illnesses that have occurred in the area; refers to discovery of a planned rebellion by B[lac]ks and the hope it was squashed.

      • Box-folder 4:1
        Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 3 September 1800.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses wheat prices especially in reference to bread prices and the effects on the poor; relates conflict with France still a problem; Includes other family news.

      • Box-folder 4:1
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 24 September 1800.

        Discusses Jerdone's illness and anxiety; advises on buying flannel for winter coats; refers to "the disagreeable state of the B[lac]ks"; other family news.

      • Box-folder 4:1
        Geo[rge] Bralkenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 15 October 1800.
        1 page.ALS.

        Describes negotiation with France broken off; wheat prices continue to rise as farmers refuse to bring their crops to market; relates riots are occurring because people cannot afford bread; discusses enclosure law; other family news.

      • Box-folder 4:1
        Geo[rge] Bralkenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 12 November 1800.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports son George [Braikenridge]married a Miss Bush; refers to a planned slave insurrection in Virginia and hopes nothing came of it; notes that grain prices still high and population is increasing fast; feels new enclosing of common land should be increased to equal it.

      • Box-folder 4:1
        T[homas] Mitchell, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 25 November 1800.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses household business; refers to accounts enclosed.

      • Box-folder 4:1
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 26 November 1800.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Advises Jerdone on how to get a higher price for his wheat; comments on the tobacco market.

      • Box-folder 4:1
        Turner Christian, "Providence Forge," [New Kent previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 9 December 1800.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports on sale of wheat and corn crop; refers to transport of hogs for Christmas; reports on shingles' arrival.

    • Box-folder 4:2
      Subseries: Letters, 1801.
      11 items.
      • Box-folder 4:2
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 3 January 1801.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports Assembly has done nothing of significance; feels French convention was not successful to either U.S. domestic or external relations.

      • Box-folder 4:2
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 23 February 1801.
        2 pages.XCy of ALS.

        Discusses lack of attention paid to shingles; remarks on similar opinions on settlement; refers to Jefferson's election as President.

      • Box-folder 4:2
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 11 April 1801.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to events in Europe and the latest accounts from Europe; reports on wheat, corn, and flour prices.

      • Box-folder 4:2
        Mitchell & Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 6 June 1801.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to sale of tobacco; explains that they don't discriminate in price when an entire crop is sold.

      • Box-folder 4:2
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 16 June 1801.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports trip to Bottombridge [Bottoms Bridge] for the evening; refers to Turner Christian's visit and his desire for Jerdone to come visit the forge; other family news.

      • Box-folder 4:2
        Geo[rge] Bralkenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 21 September 1801.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports goods sent; extends gifts of patterns for wife and mother.

        Including invoice of goods sent, n.d.

      • Box-folder 4:2
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 28 November 1801.
        1 page.ALS.

        Expresses hope that Jerdone will come visit; refers to recent politics.

      • Box-folder 4:2
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 20 December 1801.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Expresses desire of Turner Christian for Jerdone to visit the forge; reports on crops and crop prices; reports acceptance of two drafts of upwards of $2000.

      • Box-folder 4:2
        Turner Christian, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 20 December 1801.
        1 page.ALS.

        Discusses crops and business; reports two child slaves have died and three horses.

      • Box-folder 4:2
        T. Mitchell, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 30 December 1801.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to draft on Mitchell & Gairdner, reports sent someone with interest in his bond; other family news.

    • Box-folder 4:3
      Subseries: Letters, 1802.
      28 items.
      • Box-folder 4:3
        Turner Christian, Providence Forge, [New Kent previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 5 January 1802.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports goods sent; explains why he thinks payments to Mitchell & Gairdner mistaken; other business news.

      • Box-folder 4:3
        T. Mitchell, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 12 January 1802.
        1 page.ALS.

        Sends payment for money due; reports death of Mrs. Geo[rge] Nicholson.

      • Box-folder 4:3
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 13 January 1802.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Sends two knives to be fixed; reports weather has been changeable and advises Jerdone to watch his feet from getting wet or cold.

      • Box-folder 4:3
        T. Mitchell, n.p. to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 13 January 1802.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to bad colds in area; reports last news from Europe; hope the leaders of Europe will unite.

      • Box-folder 4:3
        W[illia]m Mitchell, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 22 January 1802.
        1 page.ALS.

        Explains took liberty to open letter to Gairdner as he went to Norfolk; sorry to hear son is so sick; has enclosed letter to mother from Mrs. Macaulay.

      • Box-folder 4:3
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 3 February 1802.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Relates meeting the Alexander Macaulay family; encloses forms to cancel a bond; refers to French supplying West Indies with arms; hopes they will reduce those nations back to their "primitive state of subjection."

      • Box-folder 4:3
        George Weare Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to his uncle, Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 3 February 1802.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports preliminary peace has begun between France and Britain; Cornwall is has been in France since early November; relates business has been stagnant and will be until peace is declared; reports military action in St. Domingo and Jamaica; relates food prices.

      • Box-folder 4:3
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 7 February 1802.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Refers to unsettled weather; refers to mortgage and how to finish business; explains how the Major has no liquid money to pay off mortgages; encourages to settle position on "discounts for negroes"; reports Helen Macaulay's intended marriage to son of James Southall, late of Williamsburg; other family news.

      • Box-folder 4:3
        Turner Christian, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 10 February 1802.
        1 page.ALS.

        Discusses shingles, some have arrived, some still on the way; encloses inspectors receipt for the h[og] h[ea]d of tob[acc]o; reports death of slave child "overlaid by its mother."

      • Box-folder 4:3
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 28 February 1802.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports drafts were all paid; refers to other accounts.

      • Box-folder 4:3
        Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 10 March 1802.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Explains delay in goods; refers to events in Europe and to delay in obtaining a treaty; reports prices on goods and crops.

      • Box-folder 4:3
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 26 March 1802.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to weather and illness; reports on business with the Major and his mortgage; reports other accounts.

        Including invoice of payments by Turner Christian, 25 July 1800 and 20 May 1801. 1 page.

      • Box-folder 4:3
        Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 6 May 1802.
        1 page.ALS.

        Hopes to receive letter soon; reports peace has finally been reached between France and England but doesn't expect to last long; worries as Britain has no allies.

      • Box-folder 4:3
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 7 May 1802.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to "the Alarm" which keeps Jerdone at home [alarm of Black revolt?]; reports on status of Major DuVal's account.

      • Box-folder 4:3
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 19 May 1802.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Believes good reason to expect "an [Black uprising] attempt"; refers to Major DuVal's actions toward Gairdner; reports ratification of "Definitive Treaty" but has no details; wonders how it will affect business.

      • Box-folder 4:3
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 21 June 1802.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses exchange of gold; reports business with Maj[or] DuValalmost completed; other news of health and weather; includes some accounts.

      • Box-folder 4:3
        John Warden, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 23 June 1802.
        1 page.ALS.

        Explains conditions of release for William DuVal from Jerdone.

      • Box-folder 4:3
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 25 June 1802.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Explains status of DuVal affair and papers that have been drawn up; discusses other bonds; other family news.

      • Box-folder 4:3
        Benj[amin] Bates, Jr., Hanover, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 26 June 1802.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports Sandy [Alexander] Macaulay'sdissatisfaction at school and his desire to leave; explains Macaulay opposes the water used in the kitchen.

      • Box-folder 4:3
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 26 July 1802.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports on DuVal affair; refers to difficulty in getting merchandise; inquires about butchers having come Jerdone's way; other family news.

      • Box-folder 4:3
        Richm[on]d Lewis, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 28 July 1802.
        1 page.ALS.

        Requests payment from William Harris for medical services rendered.

        Including receipt from William Harris for medical services rendered by Dr. Richmond Lewis.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 21 August 1802.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Describes Mr. Mitchell's illness and trip planned for his recovery; discusses various business dealings with Major DuVal, Turner Christian and in regard to Holt's lands.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 27 August 1802.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Sorry to hear of another slave insurrect ion and hopes all is well; attributes trouble to effects of French Revolution in St. Domingo; requests any orders for goods be sent as soon as possible as regularity of ships for Virginia is non-existent; discusses crops and prices.

        Including invoice of goods sent to Francis Jerdone by Geo[rge] Braikenridge, 28 July 1798-26 September 1801. 1 page.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 12 October 1802.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Encloses "Holeman's" report and explains its significance; Major DuVal; reports on crops at the Forge; expresses desire for a visit.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 23 November 1802.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Gives cost for Holeman's trip; reports "DuVal affair"; reports on Mr. Mitchell's trip to Norfolk.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone [Sr.], Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 10 December 1802.
        1 page.ALS.

        Congratulates on new son; extends wishes to Mrs. Jerdone for a speedy recovery; reports Mr. Mitchell's return.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Turner Christian, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 13 December 1802.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports on livestock, crops, and prices.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa, [Virginia], 15 December 1802.
        1 page.ALS.

        Congratulates on increase in family; reports on tobacco.

    • Box-folder 4:4
      Subseries D: Letters, 1803.
      15 items.
      • Box-folder 4:4
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 12 January 1803.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses illness going around and some remedies; refers to repairs made in cooking utensils; other family news.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Turner Christian, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 15 January 1803.
        1 page.ALS.

        Discusses cotton and hogs; enclosed accounts requested.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 25 February 1803.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to illness of Mrs. Mitchell and her children; congratulates on addition to family.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Joan Douglass, Jedburgh, [Scotland] to her cousin, Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 21 March 1803.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Informs that her mother died on the 13th of February; describes her illness; asks for news and letters of family.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 26 March 1803.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Discusses crop sales handled by Turner Christian; regrets that he cannot handle business of horses; discusses some tobacco business.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 1 April 1803.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports that two h[ogs] h[ea]ds of tobaccohave arrived at warehouse; reports fine weather has resulted in increase of tobacco being shipped.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, in care of Mitchell V. Gardiner, Richmond, Virginia, 5 May 1803.
        1 page.ALS.

        Items sent; death of mother of Joan Douglass; possibility of war with France; bears invoice of Francis Jerdone.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 16 May 1803.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports has received two h[og] h[ea]ds of tobacco; also has received 27 gallons of oil and two kegs of "white lead"; cites current prices for these and tobacco.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 21 May 1803.
        1 page.ALS.

        Confusion continues as tobacco arrives; hopes oil arrived safely and will be sufficient; business "is dull" as the rumour of war affects country.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 8 June 1803.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Describes disastrous weather of hurricanes and hail; reports news from Turner Christian at Providence Forge; discusses tobacco and its inspection; fears for renewed conflict between France and Great Britain; gives current prices of wheat, corn and tobacco.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 11 June 1803.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to disastrous tornado [near Louisa previous hitCounty next hit]; enclosed weights of two h[ogs] h[ea]ds [of tobacco]; asks him to accept four pineapples.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 25 July 1803.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports letter from the Commodore discussing learning navigation and naval tactics; refers to British attempt to acquire the French W[est] I[ndies]; reports no ships have arrived because of embargo; other family news.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 26 August 1803.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Received letter from Mr. Rob[er]t Johnsonwhich he repeats; Mr. Christian requests some iron; comments on farmers opinions of crops; gives opinion of town people toward farmers.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 25 October 1803.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses business; advises to let Turner Christian [overseer] sell the crops; reports weather and other aspects of business.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Turner Christian, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 6 December 1803.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports has sold old corn for 16 shillings per barrel; asks advice on sale of wheat; reports hogs will be ready by the 28th.

    • Box-folder 4:5
      Subseries E: Letters, 1804.
      14 items.
      • Box-folder 4:5
        Turner Christian, Providence Forge, [New Kent previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 3 January 1804.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to boy to be sent to learn to be a blacksmith; reports on crops and goods sent.

      • Box-folder 4:5
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], [January] 1804.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to missing boy slave; reports "Anderson's Natt" won't take apprentices until they are 21 years old; advises to keep boy as laborer a few more years.

      • Box-folder 4:5
        T[homas] Mitchell, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 12 January 1804.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has sent fourth of money; claims Britain watching for Bonaparte but no occurrences yet; hopes he will soon as Britain is well-prepared; requests to borrow some English newspapers sent by Mr. Braikenridge.

      • Box-folder 4:5
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 2 February 1804.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to letter lost with newspapers and intends to send papers separately; refers to boy slave's return; advises not to sell him but keep him as a "mechanic"; reports problems of slaves with [?] Hewlett; "I am sorry that Hewlett's conduct is so barbarous... It is no business of mine but several of the heads of negroe families at the forge complained of Hewlett to me. It may be worth your while to write Christian in order that no inhumanity may be used"; other business.

      • Box-folder 4:5
        Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 7 February 1804.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses business transactions through mail; discusses events and opinions in England toward the expected invasion of France; discusses weather, crops, and shipping; other family news.

      • Box-folder 4:5
        Geo[rge] Weare Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to his uncle, Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 9 February 1804.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Describes the military forces prepared against France; dreads expense of this military endeavor; requests Jerdone to look for articles of Natural History; Includes list of things he collects.

      • Box-folder 4:5
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, [Richmond, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 5 March 1804.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports is getting over cough and describes some of the remedy; refers to the burning of Norfolk and estimates damage; reflects that this will affect prices.

      • Box-folder 4:5
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 7 April 1804.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports on sale of crops and prices; reports on progress of stone steps; other family news.

      • Box-folder 4:5
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 15 April 1804.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports his trip to England and explains he hopes to regain his health there.

      • Box-folder 4:5
        Geo[rge] Gairdner, [Richmond, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 18 April 1804.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports on goods purchased and sent; explains further details on trip to Great Britain.

      • Box-folder 4:5
        Turner Christian, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 26 July 1804.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports on condition of crops and current prices; other family news.

      • Box-folder 4:5
        John Warden, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 1 September 1804.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Williamsburg lawyer who helped prepare the Jerdone's suit against [William] Holt; describes his preparations of the suit; encloses the newspapers for damages.

      • Box-folder 4:5
        Turner Christian, Providence Forge, [New Kent previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 3 December 1804.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports on crop condition and current prices; reports on hogs also.

      • Box-folder 4:5
        W[illia]m Mitchell, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 8 December 1804.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports [tobacco] has passed inspection; reports on Gairdner's health and on Sandy Mitchell's leg; refers to prices for tob[acc]o .

    • Box-folder 4:6
      Subseries F: Letters, 1805.
      21 items.
      • Box-folder 4:6
        T. Mitchell, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 7 January 1805.
        1 page.ALS.

        Sends payment to cover interest on bond; report on weather and crops.

      • Box-folder 4:6
        Turner Christian, Pro[vidence] Forge, [Virginia]to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 7 January 1805.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses sale of wheat, transportation and harvest of cotton, corn crops and hogs; refers to Mr. William Mitchell.

      • Box-folder 4:6
        Joan D[ouglass] Thomson, Jedburgh, [Scotland] to her cousin, Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 12 February 1805.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Thanks Jerdone for his consoling letter; refers to death of George Gairdner; announces her marriage on August 3, 1804 to Mr. Thomson; inquires of the Douglass'; invites Jerdone's nephew to visit her during his vacations at school; discusses the death of Mr. Waugh and his inheritance.

      • Box-folder 4:6
        Ro[bert] Gairdner, Ed[inb]ur[oug]h, [Scotland]to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 13 February 1805.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Reports death of George Gairdner; describes his perception of their friendship; explains connection made between Jerdone's cousin, Joan Douglass Thomson, and George; extends his help in whatever he can do.

      • Box-folder 4:6
        T[homas] Mitchell, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 24 February 1805.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports death of his brother on the 10th; describes conditions of will including freeing of his slaves; assures Jerdone accounts will be taken care of.

      • Box-folder 4:6
        [George Braikenridge], Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 11 June 1805.

        Explains that letter carried by Mr. Gairdner was delayed and this is why goods were delayed; includes list of goods shipped.

      • Box-folder 4:6
        T. Mitchell, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 1 July 1805.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports on due balance to Jerdone and events which will lead to payment; recommends Mr. Innes as agent to take care of his business.

      • Box-folder 4:6
        T. Mitchell, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] .7 July 1805.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Agrees 5% commission is outrageous and suggests a lower percent; reports on status of M[itchell] & G[airdner] House; requests Jerdone only draw $10,000 so as to preserve the existence of M & G.

      • Box-folder 4:6
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 23 July 1805.
        1 page.ALS.

        Introduces himself and offers his services as an agent.

      • Box-folder 4:6
        Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 28 July 1805.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports sent goods; sent copy of invoice to W[illia]m Cuthbertof Norfolk as he was agent for Mitchell & Gairdner; insured goods as have been reports of plundering by French Privateers; reports French left W. Indies before Lord Nelson arrived and now being pursued along coast of U.S.

      • Box-folder 4:6
        Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 6 August 1805.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to deaths of Mr. Gairdner and Mr. Mitchell; supposes Mitchell's executors will take care of goods; requests place to direct mail for Jerdone and Mr. Thompson.

      • Box-folder 4:6
        Alex[ande]r Macaulay, Hampton, [Virginia] to his uncle, [Francis Jerdone], [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 10 September 1805.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports will not enter Navy; asks for recommendation of what profession he should pursue.

      • Box-folder 4:6
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 28 September 1805.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses loan for Mr. Thompson; inquires if a personal security is sufficient or if he would prefer real estate; has had no shipment from Bristol.

      • Box-folder 4:6
        T[homas] Mitchell, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 7 November 1805.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports has received payment for tobacco from England; inquires whether Jerdone would like his payment in sterling or in currency; explains which is more convenient; advises he put money in Bank of England rather than Bank of Virginia because it pays interest.

      • Box-folder 4:6
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 26 November 1805.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports receipt of Major DuVal's mortgage; promises to finish matter soon or take legal steps.

      • Box-folder 4:6
        W[illia]m Douglass, New Kent previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 26 November 1805.
        1 page.ALS.

        Requests Providence Forge estate be divided so that he may have his share inherited from his father; requests Jerdone go down in order to divide estate; feels this best and most economical way.

      • Box-folder 4:6
        Turner Christian, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 30 November 1805.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports on business; has 42 hogs ready by December 15th; wheat has been sold; corn not fully harvested yet.

      • Box-folder 4:6
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 3 December 1805.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports meetings with Major DuVal and Thomas Wilson; refers to unwillingness on Wilson's part to pay mortgage.

      • Box-folder 4:6
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 20 December 1805.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports has waited on business with DuVal sufficient time and now thinks it is time to go to court for payment; has sold wheat; gives list of goods sent by Abram.

      • Box-folder 4:6
        Turner Christian, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 21 December 1805.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports has sent 44 hogs and the accounts for 1804; relates had mentioned buying Mr. Douglass' share of the estate but Douglass is interested in buying another 1/4.

      • Box-folder 4:6
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 24 December 1805.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses preparations for lawsuit involving debts due Jerdone by Mitchell and Gairdner and Mr. DuVal; hopes to prevent suit from going into "Court of Chancery."

    • Box-folder 5:1
      Subseries G: Letters, 1806.
      13 items.
      • Box-folder 5:1
        T[homas] Mitchell, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 15 January 1806.
        1 page.ALS.

        Sends interest on bond, suggests talking to bearer who has just returned from Mediterranean cruise.

      • Box-folder 5:1
        John Warden, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 28 January 1806.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Describes the conditions of payment of a mortgage debt; explains procedure used to settle conflict; gives conditions of proposals offered and results if go to court.

      • Box-folder 5:1
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 18 March 1806.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports will receive detailed account of settlement with Major DuVal; does not feel this settlement is in Jerdone's best interest; debt has been transferred into hands of bank.

      • Box-folder 5:1
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 19 March 1806.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to letter sent explaining DuVal settlement.

      • Box-folder 5:1
        Turner Christian, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 4 May 1806.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports condition of wheat crops; has not sold Indian corn and expects low price; looks forward to Jerdone's visit to Providence Forge; other business matters.

      • Box-folder 5:1
        Tho[mas] Mitchell, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 13 May 1806.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses debt due by Mitchell & Gairdner; refers to dry weather; requests copy of accounts of 1804.

      • Box-folder 5:1
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 12 June 1806.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports offers of Mr. Brown to pay off whole debt of Mitchell and Gairdner; sorry to hear Mr. Christian will leave Jerdone's employ; relates mason has set of stone steps waiting to be picked up; requests instructions on those.

      • Box-folder 5:1
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 12 July 1806.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports has received payment from Mr. Christian on accounts; has delivered settlement with Major DuVal signed by both parties; feels will be important against DuVal's claims of equity.

      • Box-folder 5:1
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 31 July 1806.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports goods sent; refers to duty payment due; discusses weather and its impact on corn and tob[acc]o .

      • Box-folder 5:1
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 18 August 1806.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Bearer has two pair shoes; agrees with character judgment of Mr. McLaren; hopes rain benefited Jerdones; has not received money from Mr. Fenwick or Christian; reports river too low to ship things; arrival of ship from Liverpool.

      • Box-folder 5:1
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 3 September 1806.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses debt due by Mr. Fenwick to Mr. Christian; discusses effects of rain on corn, tob[acc]o; refers to rumours of French-English peace negotiations.

      • Box-folder 5:1
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 6 November 1806.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has sent five dozen pair of plaid hose; "forwarded deed and power of attorney to Mr. Christian"; "there seems to be more difficulty in the business... owing to some informality on the part of the Commissioners in omitting to name the negroes"; seems uncertain, whether deed can be proved in court.

      • Box-folder 5:1
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 29 December 1806.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to inquiry of McLaren's movements; refers to Jerdone's unwillingness to travel because of weather conditions.

    • Box-folder 5:2
      Subseries H: Letters, 1807.
      16 items.
      • Box-folder 5:2
        T. Mitchell, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 16 January 1807.
        1 page.ALS.

        Sends $500 in bank notes to exchange for silver; refers to two bills in Assembly: to do away with guard in Richmond and to place taxes on bank stock; implies Senate will agree to neither.

      • Box-folder 5:2
        Geo[rge] Bralkenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 21 January 1807.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports family well and daughter born to his son and daughter-in-law; lists goods sent; refers to little reliable news.

      • Box-folder 5:2
        George Weare Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to his uncle, Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 23 January 1807.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports birth of daughter and other family news; relates has entered into West Indies mercantile business as his relation Mr. Weare has retired from it; describes this business and some of its holdings; reports some of the activities of the French.

      • Box-folder 5:2
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 25 March 1807.
        1 page.ALS.

        Discusses crops and prices; advises to sell corn at $5; refers to competition from northward; refers to treaty with Great Britain; fears it won't be ratified.

      • Box-folder 5:2
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 7 April 1807.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Discusses tea sent; explains different shipping routes and introduces his agents in Norfolk, [Virginia] and Liverpool, [England]; refers to McLaren and fears hasn't sold any corn; reports on potato scarcity and his discovery of Nova Scotia potatoes which he "finds equal to real Irish or Scottish potatoes"; other family news and business.

      • Box-folder 5:2
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 1 May 1807.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Describes goods sent; refers to letters received from the Brackenridge; discusses prices of crops; refers to illness of Capt[ain] Maconand his depressed spirits.

      • Box-folder 5:2
        Geo[rge] Bralkenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 6 May 1807.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to previous letter and goods sent with it; discusses war between England and France; believes it won't end while Bonaparte lives; refers to weather and crops; other family news.

      • Box-folder 5:2
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 22 May 1807.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports sending of four stone steps by waggon [sic]; discusses bill for steps; refers to forwarding letters to Britain; reports number of people who have come to see the trial of Col[onel Aaron] Burr; expects trial "to be put off for want of testimony"; reports on French retreat because of lack of supplies; other family news.

      • Box-folder 5:2
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 3 July 1807.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Discusses business transactions; refers to some political event and speculates on government action but not specific; speaks of politics between France and Britain; refers to business with McLaren.

      • Box-folder 5:2
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 7 August 1807.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to suit in Chancery Court in Williamsburg and bill which will need to be answered by Jerdone; refers to Mrs. [Sarah Macon] Jerdone'sillness and other family news.

      • Box-folder 5:2
        John Warden, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 24 August 1807.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Outlines and explains suit of John Pierce and Samuel Beall against Francis Jerdone and his mother [Sarah Macon Jerdone].

      • Box-folder 5:2
        Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia to [George Weare Braikenridge], n.p., 7 September 1807.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to letter to Braikenridge's father of April 1807; reports growth of his family; is glad to hear of change in profession; regrets war in Europe not over; refers to attack on Chesapeake frigate by British ship; other family news.

        Including Cy of AL from [Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to George Braikenridge [Bristol, England], 20 April 1807, informing of family news and listing goods ordered from Mr. Braikenridge.

      • Box-folder 5:2
        Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 18 September 1807.
        1 page.ALS.

        Explains what goods sent and why others weren't; apologizes for lateness of goods.

        Including invoice of goods sent by George Braikenridge to Francis Jerdone, 17 September 1807. 2 pages.

      • Box-folder 5:2
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 11 November 1807.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Discusses crops and prices; refers to delay in goods from England; reports peaceful trend between Britain and United States; reports surrender of Copenhagen to British Army and also Danish Fleet; other family news.

      • Box-folder 5:2
        24 November 1807. James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia],
        3 pages.ALS.

        Refers to "rough treatment which poor Minny experienced, it may be a good lesson to him, he is not apt to be impertinent, but I suppose the parting drink with his Richmond friends had some effect on his conduct..."; expresses surprise at small wheat crop; refers to lateness of goods from England; believes relations will remain peaceful with Britain; reports Bonaparte's order for blockading decree on American ships; refers to Major DuVal's note coming due; other family news.

      • Box-folder 5:2
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 5 December 1807.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Advises to have corn "manufactured" by a nearby mill; discusses arrival of ship from England including letters from the Braikenridges; discusses pork and prices; not satisfied with political relations with G[reat] Britain .

    • Box-folder 5:3
      James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 8 February 1808.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Refers to business transactions in Williamsburg; expresses concern over British-American relations; has enclosed acco[un]ts.

    • Box-folder 5:3
      James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 18 March 1808.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Has received "two h[ogs] h[ea]ds of the meanest tob[acc]o I ever saw pass inspection"; sorry can't pass on good news as British-American politics don't seem to be improving; sorry to hear of Jerdone's poor health.

      Including account of 18 March 1808 signed by Smith [?] Price. 1 page.

    • Box-folder 5:3
      Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 12 November 1808.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Refers to difficulties of communication because of American embargo on England; claims this has had no ill-effects on English standard of living; refers to Spanish struggle to free from Bonaparte; reports English have forced French from Portugal.

    • Box-folder 5:3
      W[illia]m Douglass, New Kent [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 12 December 1808.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Requests [Francis Jerdone] come visit to settle accounts with Mr. McLaren; reports on crops, livestock, and sale of crops; reports no iron; requests "outside clothing for the negroes"; other family news.

    • Box-folder 5:3
      James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 16 December 1808.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Refers to rising prices of foreign goods; believes a non-intercourse [act] and embargo will pass Congress; refers to last order from Jerdone; hopes Spain will succeed; other family news.

    • Box-folder 5:3
      Subseries I: Letters, 1809.
      18 items.
      • Box-folder 5:3
        W[illia]m Douglass, New Kent [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 23 January 1809.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports delay in getting tobacco to market; reports on crops; reports receipt of iron; gives weight of all hogs killed.

      • Box-folder 5:3
        W[illia]m Douglass, New Kent [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 26 February 1809.
        1 page.ALS.

        Discusses care and progress of livestock.

      • Box-folder 5:3
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 28 February 1809.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Questions whether embargo will be raised; reports prices have declined from rumours that embargo will continue; refers to rumours of battles in Spain; business and family news.

      • Box-folder 5:3
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 21 March 1809.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Refers to shipment of indifferent nails as "proper speciman of penitentary workmanship"; reports limited removal of embargo; feels this will do little for tob[acc]oindustry; discusses business transactions with Mr. Tazewell and Mr. Douglas[s].

      • Box-folder 5:3
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 13 June 1809.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses sale of tob[acc]o; reports has received news from England and finds ports of France, Holland, and their colonies still interested in trade; gives report on prices in British ports.

      • Box-folder 5:3
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 2 July 1809.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to Mrs. Jerdone's health and the weather; reports rumours that the Austrians were defeated; claims will have no peace as long as Bonaparte "reigns on the Continent of Europe."

      • Box-folder 5:3
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 3 August 1809.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Sorry to confirm reports of a breach with Britain; explains events centering around Mr. Erskine and Mr. Jackson, Minister to the U.S.

      • Box-folder 5:3
        James Innes, [Ric]hmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 11 August 1809.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to business with Mr. Dunsmore; reports on weather; refers to the battle of the Danube and rumors of a Russian Army marching against Austria; expresses concern.

      • Box-folder 5:3
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 25 August 1809.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Refers to prohibition of direct intercourse with G[reat] Britain; discusses a Mr. Dillard who has inquired about a position with Mr. Jerdone as overseer of the New Kent estate.

      • Box-folder 5:3
        Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Warren Ashley, Norfolk, Virginia, 11 September 1809.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Includes invoice.

      • Box-folder 5:3
        Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 11 September 1809.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Items shipped, bears invoice, 1809, of Francis Jerdone.

      • Box-folder 5:3
        C. Christian, "Providence Forge," [New Kent previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 13 October 1809.
        1 page.ALS.

        Encloses bill for attendance of negroes.

      • Box-folder 5:3
        W[illia]m Douglass, Pro[vidence] Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 14 October 1809.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Discusses sale of crops; claims willingness to pay his part of profits for estate; discusses accounts with Mr. Morecock, John Davis, McLaren; slaves need clothes; and shop needs tools.

      • Box-folder 5:3
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 22 November 1809.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports receipt of Braikenridge letter informing of arrival of goods at Norfolk.

      • Box-folder 5:3
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 18 December 1809.
        1 page.ALS.

        Discusses transport of articles to Jerdone; intends to attend to tob[acc]ofollowing day; has enclosed invoice from Braikenridge in Bristol.

      • Box-folder 5:3
        W[illia]m Douglass, New Kent previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 22 December 1809.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports pork is almost ready; reports progress in crop processing; questions [Francis Jerdone's] intention to use timber on estate.

      • Box-folder 5:3
        W[illia]m Douglass, New Kent [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 30 December 1809.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses use of timber on estate and who has the right to use it; reports on hogs and corn.

      • Box-folder 5:3
        W[illia]m Douglass, New Kent [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 31 December 1809.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports on hogs and wheat.

  • Box 5-6
    Subseries 5: Letters, 1810-1819.
    148 items.
    • Box-folder 5:4
      Subseries A: Letters, 1810.
      10 items.
      • Box-folder 5:4
        W[illia]m Douglass, New Kent [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 29 January 1810.
        1 page.ALS.

        Discusses some business; expresses desire for Jerdone to come to visit.

      • Box-folder 5:4
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 6 April 1810.

        Discusses sale of tob[acc]o, the advertisement was too late for this paper but will be in the next; assures that the expenses are taken care of.

      • Box-folder 5:4
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 13 April 1810.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has sent the three h[og] h[ea]ds of tob[acc]oto New York to be sold; P.S. tob[acc]odidn't pass inspection, was sold.

      • Box-folder 5:4
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 25 April 1810.
        1 page.ALS.

        Encloses ac[counts]on sale of tob[acc]o; will send current ac[counts]if requested.

      • Box-folder 5:4
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 1 June 1810.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports letter arrived in time to be sent to London; regrets "low state of health" of Mrs. [Sarah Macon] Jerdone .

      • Box-folder 5:4
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 1 June 1810.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports update of account, refers to trouble nobility in London have been causing.

      • Box-folder 5:4
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 8 June 1810.
        1 page.ALS.

        Has sent medicines by Mr. J. Thompson; refers to rain.

      • Box-folder 5:4
        William Douglass, New Kent [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 8 July 1810.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses wheat crop and prices for its ale; requests figures in order to update books of Jerdone and Douglass; other family and business news.

      • Box-folder 5:4
        [Willia]m Douglass, [Providence Forge] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 9 October 1810.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses crops, livestock, slaves and other business.

      • Box-folder 5:4
        Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 25 October 1810.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses the merits of private tutors and schools; weather good for harvest; refers to Napoleon and his preoccupation with his wife; reports Holland has been made a province of France.

    • Box-folder 5:4
      Subseries B: Letters, 1811.
      12 items.
      • Box-folder 5:4
        W[illia]m Douglass, New Kent [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia]to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 5 January 1811.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discusses sale of crops, prices and transport of hogs.

      • Box-folder 5:4
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 15 February 1811.
        1 page.ALS.

        Discusses sale of corn; relates events in G[reat] Britainnot good; king not likely to recover; Parliament appointing Prince of Wales regent and ministry looking to new restrictions; from France the Berlin and Milan Decrees not revoked and French ambassador has arrived.

      • Box-folder 5:4
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 10 May 1811.

        Reports accounts for past year; discusses possibility of loaning money; other family news.

      • Box-folder 5:4
        Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 15 July 1811.
        1 page.ALS.

        Inquires of lack of correspondence from Jerdone and Dr. Honyman; implies difficulties in Britain; suggest correspondence under cover of consul in Liverpool, Ja[me]s Maury.

      • Box-folder 5:4
        Jam[es] [Inn]es, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 22 July 1811.

        Reports forwarding of package; refers to Bonaparte's release of all "American vessels and cargoes in ports of France."

      • Box-folder 5:4
        Geo[rge] Pottie, Pottiesville, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 3 August 1811.
        1 page.ALS.

        Forwards proceedings from Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit] Court; advises on the next steps to take.

      • Box-folder 5:4
        Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 10 August 1811.
        1 page.ALS.

        Worries of lack of correspondence; wonders if Dr. Honyman is still alive; will collect magazines for him only up to end of year without direction.

      • Box-folder 5:4
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 15 August 1811.
        1 page.ALS.

        Relates sale of wheat by Mr. Douglass; offers to forward mail to G[reat] Britain .

      • Box-folder 5:4
        John Warden, n.p. to Sarah [Macon] Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 16 August 1811.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Advises Mrs. Jerdone on her will and under the law how she can divide her estate.

      • Box-folder 5:4
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 10 September 1811.
        1 page.ALS.

        Discusses "political horizon"; refers to chances of war and effect of Non-Importation Act; gives overview of crop prices.

      • Box-folder 5:4
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 26 December 1811.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has forwarded letters to England and suggests other ports from which to send letters; reports delivery of goods; refers to events in England; other general business news.

      • Box-folder 5:4
        W[illia]m Douglass, New Kent [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 29 December 1811.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports delivery of hogs; hopes he [Francis Jerdone] will be satisfied with their sale; reports on wheat crop and intending sale.

        Including list of hogs killed, n.d. 1 page.

    • Box-folder 5:5
      Subseries C: Letters, 1812.
      15 items.
      • Box-folder 5:5
        Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 22 February 1812.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Pleased to hear from Jerdone; worries correspondence may not last long by looks of American hostilities; gives update on family; refers to eye problems of George Weare; wonders how he will send magazines to Dr. Honyman.

      • Box-folder 5:5
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 2 March 1812.
        1 page.ALS.

        Discusses difficulty in finding bricks and the future state of sugar; believes British will not "begin the war" and wonders if we "must goad them into it"; fears this will be regretful.

      • Box-folder 5:5
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 10 March 1812.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports on sale of wheat; refers to wine obtained; discusses fabric for "neck cloths"; refers to difficulty in obtaining "good sugar."

      • Box-folder 5:5
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 18 March 1812.
        1 page.ALS.

        Discusses business transaction with Tom; refers to difficulty in obtaining quality goods and the high prices; reports wheat was rejected by millers and sold.

      • Box-folder 5:5
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 28 March 1812.
        1 page.ALS.

        Discusses sale of wheat; refers to difficulty of obtaining port wine; has forwarded letter to Braikenridge to Norfolk; discusses payment for load.

      • Box-folder 5:5
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 12 April 1812.
        1 page.ALS.

        Explains why he hasn't yet gotten the goods requested.

      • Box-folder 5:5
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 18 April 1812.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports will receive goods; reports stores poorly stocked; will send statement and money from wheat with Tom next time if agreed by Jerdone.

      • Box-folder 5:5
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 15 May 1812.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to account and bond enclosed; has sent cheese; hopes they still will escape war, but wouldn't thank rulers for it.

      • Box-folder 5:5
        W[illia]m Douglass, Pro[vidence] Forge, [New Kent previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 24 June 1812.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports hasn't sold corn; refers to declaration of war and believes won't be able to sell corn for a higher price; hopeful for a good next crop.

      • Box-folder 5:5
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 24 June 1812.
        1 page.ALS.

        Sends port wine and cask of London bottl[e]d "porter"; refers to declaration of war on Britain and her dependencies on the 18th; will send interest as soon as possible.

      • Box-folder 5:5
        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 2 July 1812.
        1 page.ALS.

        Sends payment for interest and balance; reports Braikenridge no longer makes kind he [Francis Jerdone] wanted.

      • Box-folder 5:5
        Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 8 August 1812.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Gives update on his sons and their accomplishments; fears correspondence will be difficult with declaration of war; discusses weather and crops.

      • Box-folder 5:5
        William Browne, W[illia]msb[ur]g, [Virginia]to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 10 September 1812.
        1 page.ALS.

        Discusses lawsuits of Jerdone's against estate of Wm. Holt; advises best way to be successful; questions desires [of Francis Jerdone] in case.

      • Box-folder 5:5
        George Divers, Farmington, [?] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 8 November 1812.
        1 page.ALS.

        Request for loan of eight to ten thousand dollars; encloses bond to be completed by brother Tom in Jerdone's presence.

      • Box-folder 5:5
        W[illia]m Douglass, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Pottiesville, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 9 December 1812.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports low number of hogs; reports has sold wheat and corn; reports on present corn crop.

    • Box-folder 5:6
      W[illia]m Douglass, [New Kent previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 31 January 1813.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Discusses conditions of sale of corn.

    • Box-folder 5:6
      James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 13 May 1813.
      1 page.ALS.

      Refers to order for kegs of Madeira and rum; reports the "seaman's bill" passed the Congress and British were so happy with it they delayed the sailing of troops to the U.S.; reports U.S. troops have taken York in Canada; relays no demand for wheat.

    • Box-folder 5:6
      William Douglass, Providence Forge, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 1 August 1813.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Refers to illness among slaves; discusses crops and market for corn.

    • Box-folder 5:6
      James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 27 August 1813.
      1 page.ALS.

      Discusses accounts; refers to weather; relates good news from Spain, but has heard nothing in Germany.

    • Box-folder 5:6
      James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 5 October 1813.
      1 page.ALS.

      Discusses transportation of articles ordered by Jerdone; refers to the illness of Mr. Pottie and James Govan; feels thinness in "ranks of aquaintances"; reports from Spain contradictory but favorable.

    • Box-folder 5:6
      W[illia]m Douglass, [Providence Forge, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 7 December 1813.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Discusses hogs and how they will be split up; discusses harvest and sale of corn and wheat and payment of taxes and wages.

    • Box-folder 5:6
      James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 30 December 1813.
      1 page.ALS.

      Discusses order for corduroy, mustard, and pepper; reports situation with "hire of labourers"; doesn't feel Jerdone's slaves would average more than $50 for hire because of the war.

    • Box-folder 5:6
      James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 14 June 1814.
      1 page.ALS.

      Reports sending of goods; reports abdication of throne by Bonaparte and restoration of Lewis the 18th [Louis XVIII]; refers to hopeful news that commissioners of [U.S.] will settle problems with G[reat] Britain .

      Includes list of goods purchased for him [Francis Jerdone].

    • Box-folder 5:6
      W[illia]m Douglass, [Providence Forge, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 6 August 1814.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Discusses the illness and death among the slaves from typhus fever; discusses crops and hogs; waiting for visit from the British.

    • Box-folder 5:6
      James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 17 August 1814.
      1 page.ALS.

      Discusses goods he sent Jerdone; prospects for peace are gloomy; fears war will continue two or three years; afraid to send balance due him by Abram.

      Including account, n.d. 1 page.

    • Box-folder 5:6
      James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 8 October 1814.
      1 page.ALS.

      Reports difficulty in getting specie; refers to delivery of cotton; hopes for speedy end to war; refers to rumor of armistice.

      Including list of goods sent, n.d. 1 page.

    • Box-folder 5:6
      James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 26 December 1814.
      1 page.ALS.

      Refers to family and weather; reports developments in Europe; refers to negotiations in Ghent; reports on available rum.

    • Box-folder 5:6
      W[illia]m Douglass, [Providence Forge, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 27 December 1814.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Reports on accounts; refers to the lying of Davis and his behavior in visiting and drinking with a mulatto; discusses hogs; refers to Jerdone's need of an overseer.

    • Box-folder 5:6
      Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 22 March 1815.
      1 page.ALS.

      Gives update of family; hopes to hear from Americans soon.

    • Box-folder 5:6
      Geo[rge] Braikenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 28 March 1815.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Refers to peace with U.S.; gives update on family; sends message to Dr. Honyman; reports Bonaparte has regained rule in France.

    • Box-folder 5:6
      Geo[rge] Bralkenridge, Bristol, [England] to Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 23 May 1815.
      1 page.ALS.

      Refers to previous letters; gives account for magazines and conditions for shipment.

    • Box-folder 5:6
      James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 28 June 1815.
      1 page.ALS.

      Reports receipt of letter and tob[acc]owhich he will inspect and sell; claims this is a good time to sell it; refers to "no news of importance from Europe."

    • Box-folder 5:6
      James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 2 August 1815.
      1 page.ALS.

      Reports on the two h[ogs] h[ea]ds of tob[acc]o .

    • Box-folder 5:6
      James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Pottiesville, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 15 August 1815.
      1 page.ALS.

      Refers to enclosed letter from Mr. Bralkenridge; hopes peace has been achieved in Europe; reports on weather and crops.

    • Box-folder 5:6
      James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia], 27 September 1815.
      1 page.ALS.

      Reports arrival of ship; has forwarded letter from Mr. Braikenridge; refers to magazines.

    • Box-folder 5:7
      Subseries D: Letters, 1816.
      23 items.
      • Box-folder 5:7
        William Mitchell, Jr., Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 1 January 1816.
        1 page.ALS.

        Describes articles sent to Jerdone including plough, nails, shoe thread, and others.

      • Box-folder 5:7
        William Mitchell, Jr. Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 7 January 1816.
        1 page.ALS.

        Discusses conditions of sale of tobacco; reports has bought two p[iece]s of linen .

      • Box-folder 5:7
        William Mitchell, Jr., Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 10 January 1816.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Describes goods sent; discusses conditions on sale of tobacco; reports cannot give accounts on tobacco yet as it hasn't been weighed.

      • Box-folder 5:7
        Jno. Lewis, "Llangollen," [Spotsylvania previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 24 January 1816.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Reports inability to accommodate his [Francis Jerdone] Sons for this year because house is incomplete; describes educational system at his school based on what parent wants taught; discusses tuition and board rates.

      • Box-folder 5:7
        John Jerdone, Spotsylvania previous hitCounty next hit, [Virginia] to his father Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 28 March 1816.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports all three sons are well; describes subjects taken, lists books bought for classes; gives number of students at school; other family news.

      • Box-folder 5:7
        John Jerdone, "Llangollen," Spotsylvania [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia] to his father Francis Jerdone, [Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 25 April 1816.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports indictment of George Boxley for hiring out Isaack, a Jerdone slave and another man's slave; encloses poem written by Boxley; other family news.

      • Box-folder 5:7
        John Jerdone, "Llangollen," Spotsylvania [previous hitCounty next hit]to his father, Francis Jerdone, Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia, 10 June 1816.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports that [brother] W[illia]mis very ill with "running sores," fever and headache; wishes he could be brought home; refers to mother's trip to Hanover.

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        Geo[rge] Harris, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia]to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 15 June 1816.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to enclosed copy of proceedings of case involving slaves; has enclosed affidavit for suit against Peter Clarkson; discusses this suit in reference to payment.

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        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 22 June 1816.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports sending of money to pay interest on bonds; refers to no statement because Francis Jerdone hasn't ordered any goods.

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        James Innes, Richmond, [Virginia] to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 7 August 1816.
        1 page.ALS.

        Discusses latest order; fears war will go on two or three years; refers to accounts of last two transactions; refers to the predatory warfare...by the British...on the Potomack [sic]."

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        Geo[rge] Harris, n.p. to Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 24 August 1816.
        1 page.ALS.

        Describes conditions and needed persons for taking Mrs. Jerdone's deposition in suit against Clarkson.

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        John Jerdone, "Llangollen," [Spotsylvania previous hitCounty next hit] to his father, Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 29 August 1816.
        1 page.ALS.

        Discusses paralytic stroke of "the old Governor"; refers to illness of Mrs. Daniel; other family news.

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        John Jerdone, "Llangollen," [Spotsylvania previous hitCounty next hit] to his father, Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 1 September 1816.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Reports "the old Governour" not in good health; refers to violation of [school] rules by many boys including George Mitchell; refers to wheat harvest and lack of butter.

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        John Jerdone, Spotsylvania [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia]to his father, Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 15 September 1816.
        1 page.ALS.

        Reports damage from heavy rains; refers to cases of whooping cough nearby; reports exams beginning; other family news.

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        John Jerdone, "Llangollen," Spotsylvania [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia]to his father, Francis Jerdone, Louisa [previous hitCounty next hit, Virginia], 5 October 1816.
        1 page.ALS.

        Refers to crops of Mrs. Lewis and her sale of wheat in Fredericksburg; reports Capt[ai]n Holladaystill has his store.

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        John Jerdone, "Llangollen," Spotsylvania [previous hitCounty next hit, Virgin