To Thomas Claxton
Monticello Sep. 4. 1801.
Your favor of Aug. 27. came to hand yesterday. I am sensible the settees could not be here till long after I shall have left this place, & that it will be better they should await your going to Philadelphia. the mattrasses were intended to be single, and to have a decent furniture cover. I shall be at Washington on or before the last day of this month, barring sickness & accidents on the road. I hope the arrangements in the house will be compleated before that time. accept assurances of my esteem & good wishes.
PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. Claxton”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.