Thomas Jefferson Papers

William Caruthers to Thomas Jefferson, 4 November 1810

From William Caruthers

Lexington 4th Novr 1810


Both Your favours The One in the fore part of the Summer Allowing Me to pay $25 to the Ann Smith Accademy for Which please to accept Our thanks, and the Duplicate a few days ago have been Reced.1 I Would have Remitted You the Balance before this but have Not been Down Since and have experienced Some Danger in Sending Money by mail this Sumer—I purpose Going to Richmond in December and Will either call & pay You at home Or leave the Money for You agreable to Your Directions in Richmond— I Want to call if I come that Road to See about Your Shepherds Dogs &c as I have Some Idea of Starting a flocke Soon as I can procure a Shepherd and Soon as the Marenoes Get Down to a Reasonable pric

Accept my Warmest Respect

Wm Caruthers

RC (DLC); between dateline and salutation: “Honbl Thos Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 14 Nov. 1810 and so recorded in SJL.

TJ’s letter to Caruthers of the fore part of the summer was actually dated 7 Sept. 1809.

1Preceding three words interlined.

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