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From Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 15 April 1800

To George Jefferson

Philadelphia Apr. 15. 1800.

Dear Sir

A little before I left home I recieved a letter from mr James Brown with his account against mr Short, of which I now inclose you a copy balance in favr. of mr Short £81—13—11 with interest. I should state it thus however.

James Brown in account Dr. with William Short. Cr.
 £ s d  £ s d
1793. Oct. 3. To cash for mt. on
 99–5–9 1793. Oct. 3 } By sundry fees paid
between these dates
1797. May 31.  17–11–10
1797. May 31. To int, on do.  18–3–6 Balance due [W.S.]  99–17– 5
117–9–3 117– 9– 3
1797. May. To balance
[on certificates] £99–17–5
to int. on £99–5–9 […] paid

The balance not being stated in this form by him, I inclose you an order, not for the [entire] sum, but for the balance which shall be found due on settlement with you. if he has discovered any further paiments of fees, they will of course be deducted: if not, I will pay them whenever he has leisure to search for them. in the mean time be so good as to recieve & remit the money on mr Short’s account to mr Barnes, as we wish to make up a sum of money to subscribe for him to the new loan. on this occasion I shall be glad if you would open an account with him and that it should begin with the £127.16.8 recieved […] from the James river co. and remitted to mr Barnes.

I also inclose you three notes recieved from mr Brown at the same time.

[1788]. Jan. 1 Littlebury Moseby £200. } for military certificates bearing interest
@ 6. per cent.
1784. Dec. 1. John Mayo  100.
1789. Dec. 23. Richard Randolph 62–10 cash with interest.

these I will ask the favor of you to collect for mr Short, and if not paid promptly to proceed by legal process if the parties are solvent. I do not know who they are, being an entire stranger to the whole of these transactions. you will of course charge on [these] netting your usual commissions, & remit the money always to mr Barnes who has instructions how to employ it for mr Short; only dropping [me] a short note when a remittance is made him, that I may enter it duly.

I am with great esteem Dear Sir Yours affectionately

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC: Short Papers); faint; at foot of text: “Mr George Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosure: James Brown to TJ, 27 Oct. 1799. Other enclosures not found.

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