From Richard Adams
Richmd. Hill 26th Decr. 1794
I Received your Favor of the 18th. of this month and note the Contents. Upon Examining the Records, I find I was mistaken in the Information, I gave Mr. Skipworth in Respect to Mr. Shorts Judgment. Indeed at any Rate, I think the prospect I mentioned is so distant and uncertain, that I believe there is very little hope of obtaining any thing from that Quarter, I shall therefore decline it on my part. I am with the greatest Esteem & Regard Dr. Sr. yr mo Obdt. huml Sevt.
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 31 Dec. 1794 and so recorded in SJL. PrC of Tr (DLC: William Short Papers); entirely in TJ’s hand; at head of text: “Copy”; at foot of text: “To Th: Jefferson”; endorsed in ink by TJ: “Skipwith Henry.” Enclosed in TJ to Henry Skipwith, 4 Jan. 1795.
Adams also wrote a letter to TJ on 20 Mch. 1798, which is recorded in SJL as received 27 Mch. 1798, but has not been found.