To Benjamin Brown
Monticello Jan. 25. 11.
At the moment your son called on me with your note on behalf of the Fire ensurance company, I was not able to send an answer in writing. the fact is that I stand engaged to make a large paiment for corn on our next court day, and am obliged therefore to reserve for that every thing I can collect in the mean time. after that day the requisition of the insurance company shall be attended to among my first reciepts. accept the assurances of my esteem & respect
PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Brown”; endorsed by TJ.
On 3 Apr. 1811 TJ gave Edmund Bacon $28.24 to pay Brown the requisition of the Mutual Assurance Society (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1264).