Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Short, 23 January 1798

From William Short

Jefferson. Jan. 23.—an abridgt. of that of Dec. 27. (see above)—except such parts are marked thus (   ).—The present sent by dup.—contains one for my brother—shall continue writing from time to time—(send on the 1st.—the letter of Mr. P[…] &)—

FC (DLC: Short Papers); entirely in Short’s hand; part of an epistolary record of his letters to TJ and others from 26 Dec. 1797 to 9 Oct. 1798; endorsed by Short in margin at head of text: “(ans).” Enclosure: William Short to Peyton Short, 24 Jan. 1798, an abridgment of his letter of 26 Dec.1797, noting in addition Henry Skipwith’s failure to provide any account of his oversight of William Short’s financial affairs (MS in same; consisting of a memorandum in the same epistolary record). Recorded in SJL as received from La Roche-Guyon on 25 Apr. 1798.

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