Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Francis Eppes, 17 January 1793

From Francis Eppes

Eppington Janry. 17th. 1793

Dr Sir

Your favour of Janry. 2 is come to hand. I have consulted Betsey on the subject of it, it will give her as well as myself great pleasure for Jack to accompany the Commissioners to the Council of Indians, as we wish at all times he shoud do what you think best for his improvement and also to comply with all his reasonable requests, there is therefore only one objection. I fear it will be impossible for me to procure the money in time, as you inform me they will set off early in February. I have the promis of as much cash as woud answer his purpos on the 28th of this month. Shoud I be fortunate enough to receive it will remit it immediately. If the money cant be got Jack must indevour to put up with the disappointment. I am offerd some Bonds of E Randolph’s the Attorney General. If you think you can make them answer your purposes in Philadelphia I will send them to you. I am Dr Sir Your Friend

Frans. Eppes

Mrs. E. joins in respects to your self and Polly and complains heavily of Pollys neglect.


RC (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); endorsed by TJ as received 26 Jan. 1793 and so recorded in SJL.

Your favour of Janry. 2 is undoubtedly a reference to TJ’s letter of 4 Jan. 1793. Eppes probably confused the letter from TJ with one he had written to him on 2 Jan. 1793.

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