To George Jefferson
Monticello July 22. 09
I now inclose you the renewal of my note of January for 8000.D. and sincerely wish it may be used instead of the two prepared for the bank, as I am anxious to keep out of that at least until a good impression is made on the debt. your letter of the 14th did not get to me till the 20th and as I observe these delays frequently I suspect carelessness in the post-office somewhere. a dysentery prevailing in the neighborhood generally, and with which several of my labouring people are ill, has prevented my setting out for Bedford as yet.
PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr G. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.