Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Marx, 4 June 1796

To Joseph Marx

Monticello June 4. 1796.


I am favored with yours of May 29. Some time in the course of the last year I was informed by Mr. Meade that he held a draught of Mr. Ceracchi’s on me for 1000 D. and desired to know if it was good. I explained to him, too much at length to be here repeated, how unfounded the draught was, and that I should not accept it. Nothing further therefore is now necessary than to repeat to you that I do not propose to accept the said bill,1 nor claim the bust on which it is drawn. I am Sir Your very humble servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. Joseph Mark”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.

1Remainder of sentence inserted.

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