From George Jefferson
Richmond 4th. Decr. 1801
Not having heard from our friend in Petersburg upon the subject of the Tobacco, I wrote him on the 19th of last month desiring that he would immediately make the purchase, as I expected it would be wanted in a few days. yet I have not yet heard from him! I have written him again to night repeating my request, and write this to you lest you should be as much surprised at my silence, as I am at his.
I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt.
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 8 Dec. and so recorded in SJL.
TJ was purchasing tobacco in Petersburg to pay his debt to David Ross. For the terms of the settlement of TJ’s dispute with Ross, see Vol. 31:209–10n.