From Wakelin Welch
London the 22 August 1796
The Death of my Father lays upon me the disagreeable Task of acquainting our Correspondents with the Event and (as his partner and Sole Executor) of Settling all his Concerns.
The Multiplicity of Accounts I have to prepare will be an Apology for my Abruptness.
I have inclosed your Account Current leaving a Balance due to the House of Robert Cary & Co. £132—17—8—which I will thank you to acknowledge by the first opportunity and to discharge as soon as possible.
The Affairs of the House will be transacted under the old Firm of Robert Cary & Co. and their office will be at No. 65 Houndsditch London. I am Sr your very humble Servant for Robt Cary & Co
RC (MoSHi: Jefferson Papers); in a clerk’s hand, signed for the firm by Welch, who also added salutation and “Sr” in closing; at foot of text in Welch’s hand: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 20 May 1797 and so recorded in SJL.