Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 4 December 1799

To George Jefferson

Monticello Dec. 4. 99.

Dear Sir

I have this day drawn on you in favor of Dabney Carr for [fifty] dollars. tho’ as far as I am possessed of our account there would [be funds?] in your hands sufficient to cover this, [but?] there are some articles of [expences &c] paid by you for me which probably [may make] this an over draught. [if therefore] you will be so good as to make a statement of our accounts and [paiments] so as to arrive in Philadelphia after th[…] […] it will find me there and I shall take care immediately to [replace] it. I expect to set out about [the 14th.] or 15th. with respect [to the balance] of [43/] due to Picket Pollard & Johnston [I do] not know of it, […] I have no doubt it is [so.] I therefore […] you to pay it. I am with great esteem Dr. Sir

Your friend & servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); faint; at foot of text: “Mr. George Jefferson.”

TJ noted in his financial records that he was charging the $50 draft in favor of Dabney Carr to David Higginbotham (MB, description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends 2:1009).

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