Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 7 January 1802

To George Jefferson

Washington. Jan. 7. 1802.

Dear Sir

I was in the act of beginning this letter when I recieved your’s of the 2d. inst. covering your account, balance in my favor £19.17.6. not having time at this moment even to cast an eye over it, I proceed to my object of inclosing you fifteen hundred dollars, in bank bills, to wit 14. of 100. D. each, 1. of 50. 1. of 20. & 3. of 10. D. each. these, for greater security, I have cut in two, and forward now only one half of each bill. the other half shall follow by another post. they are wrapt in water-proof paper. the intention of this remittance is to enable you to pay for me

  D c.
to Colo. Charles Lilburne Lewis or order of Albemarle 562.50
to mr Joseph Bullock, atty, for Christopher Smith of Louisa, or order 473.33
to a mr Bonduron of Albemarle or order 112.50

I shall inclose these orders on you; but as they have reason to expect the money is lodged in your hands subject to their order, be pleased to answer their orders, without waiting the ceremony of recieving mine now inclosed to them. accept assurances of my affectionate esteem.

Th: Jefferson

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

TJ paid Charles Lilburne Lewis for 225 bushels of corn (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 , 2:1062). Bonduron: that is, Reuben Burnley. For the confusion resulting from the incorrect name, see TJ to William Wardlaw, 30 Jan., and Thomas Mann Randolph to TJ, 6 Feb. 1802.

Now Inclosed to Them: see TJ to Christopher Smith, immediately below. TJ’s letter to Lewis, recorded in SJL at 7 Jan., has not been found.

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