Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Nathaniel Pope, 25 September 1792

To Nathaniel Pope

Monticello Sep. 25. 1792.


Mr. Carr informed me you either had or would soon have judgments in all the cases against Woodson & Lewis for me. Confirming therefore the orders I had given on you in favor of Donald Scott & co. and William & James Donald, I am to ask the favor of you to hold, subject to my further order, the balances which will remain in your hands after the above paiments, and for which I had given an order in favor of Mr. Dobson. As a more prompt paiment was necessary for him I was obliged to resort to prompter resources so as to accomodate him before his departure. I must trouble you with the collection of the money by execution or otherwise, as I believe I before desired. When you shall have got judgments you will oblige me by informing me of the exact sums by a letter to be sent by post to me in Philadelphia. I shall be at home at our April District court and shall then be happy to see you. I am Sir Your very humble servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. Pope.” Tr (MHi); 19th-century copy.

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