To Thomas A. Taylor
Monticello Dec. 11. 96.
I have recieved your last favor requesting that Mr. Banks’s patents may be lodged with some friend in Richmond to facilitate his disposing of the lands. Mr. T. M. Randolph will leave this in about a week for Richmond. I will deliver them to him to be lodged with Mr. Hanson or otherwise disposed of as he shall direct. I wrote to Mr. Banks on this subject by the last post, but I did not then know that I should have so good and speedy an opportunity of conveying the patents to Richmond. I am Sir Your very humble servt.
PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Dr. T. A. Taylor”; endorsed in ink by TJ on verso.
Taylor’s last favor, recorded in SJL as written on “Nov. 31.” and received on 10 Dec. 1796, has not been found. Also recorded in SJL, but missing, are twelve letters from Taylor to TJ, and six from TJ to Taylor, written between 23 Mch. 1797 and 25 July 1799.