To George Jefferson
Washington Nov. 1. 1802.
Mr. Brown and mr Wells, for whom 419.16 D of the money sent you on the 5th. & 6th. of Oct. were destined, have chosen to recieve their money in bank bills in Albemarle, which are accordingly sent them from hence. this sum being free therefore, be pleased to pay one hundred and forty three dollars thirty three cents of it to Dr. William Bache, who will be in Richmond before you recieve this. I shall about the end of the week make you a further remittance for the purpose of answering some draughts which will be made. Accept assurances of my affectionate esteem.
PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. George Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Recorded in SJL with notation “Bache 143.33.”
A letter from Benjamin brown to TJ of 29 Oct., recorded in SJL as received 31 Oct., has not been found. A response from TJ, recorded in SJL on 2 Nov., has also not been found. On 9 Nov., the president recorded in his financial memoranda sending $319.16 to Brown (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 , 2:1085).