To Jacob Hiltzheimer
Philadelphia. Jan. 19. 1791.
Convenience obliged me to detain the within till the beginning of this month, but the subsequent delay has entirely proceeded from the circumstance of your account’s having escaped my eye, and my mind being totally occupied by other objects which have for some time forbidden me to think of any thing private. Accept this apology for the delay and assurances of the esteem with which I am Sir Your most obedient humble servt.,
PrC (MHi); after PrC was executed, TJ wrote at foot of text: “Mr. Jacob Hiltzheimer, covering an order on the bank for 60.10 Dollars.” TJ’s entry in Account Book for this date reads: “gave Hilzheimer order on bank for 60.1 in full keeping horses—his servants 1 D.”