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Robert Bailey

Robert Bailey (d. 1804) was a professional, Scottish-born gardener. Hired by Thomas Jefferson, Bailey worked at Monticello for three years between 1794 and 1796. During Jefferson's presidency, Bailey worked as a gardener at the President's House in Washington, D.C.

Primary Source References

1794 February 11. "Agreed with Bailey to serve me as Gardener for £15 a year & 500 lb. pork, with bread for his family."1

1794 February 17. "Bailey commences his work."2

1794 April 16. "55 lb. meat delivd. to Mr. Bailey."3

1794 June 22. "Bailey receives 23 lb. bacon."4

1794 July 23. "Bailey receives 50. lb. bacon."5

1794 October 23. "Pd. Mr. Bailey 27/9."6

1794 November 15. "charge Robert Bailey my note of this day to Flem. & Mclanahan for goods."7

1794 December 23. "Paid Mr. Bailey on account 30/."8

1795 February 24. "pd. Mr. Bailey balance of year's work on settlement £8-4. I gave him £20. the ensuing year."9

1795 December 25. "pd. Mr. Bailey £2-4-9."10

1795 December 30. "pd. Mr. Bailey £44/9."11

1796 March 7. "pd. Mr. Bailey on acct. 7.D."12

1796 May 3. "pd. Mr. Bailey for expences to Staunton 6.D."13

1796 May 5. "recd. back from Mr. Bailey of the money for expences 16/2."14

1796 June 18. "Pd. Mr. Bailey on acct. 15.D."15

1796 August 1. "gave Robert Bailey order on Flem. & Mclan. for 30/."16

1796 November 12. "settled with Mr. Bailey for the year 1795. balance due him £9-13-9."17

1796 December 26. "pd. Mr. Bailey 2.D."18

1805 March 6. "pd. Mrs. Bailey for 80. trees 15.D."19

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