Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Clarke, 21 March 1799

To Samuel Clarke

Monticello Mar. 21. 99


Being obliged on my return home to advance a considerable sum of money for the purchase of corn for my family I take the liberty of solliciting [payment] of the balance due me in your hands. if you [can send] it to me by mr Coalter or any other person coming to our district court it will be sufficient, or should no opportunity then offer I will send a person for it: in the mean time a line from you letting me know whether I may count upon it would be acceptable to Sir

Your very humble servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); faint; at foot of text: “Mr. Samuel Clarke”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.

Regarding Clarke’s sale of nails at Staunton and the Balance owed TJ from those transactions, see Clarke to TJ, 10 July, TJ to Clarke, 25 Sep., 22 Oct., and TJ to John McDowell, 25 Sep. 1798.

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