From John Harvie
Rockingham March 5th 1811
I am sorry to be delinquent in discharging1 my note to you at the time it became due but it has proceeded from a failure in those opportunities of remittance which I had calculated upon and the difficulty of procuring others as substitutes. I had confidently expected to remit the money by a very safe hand in the latter end of February but was disappointed in the crossing of the mountain of the gentleman who intended it. I then looked forward to a transmission by some person going over to the march Court of your County but was again left in the lurch. but at last found a safe opportunity in the gentleman (Mr Carthrae) who hands you this letter. He will pay you one hundred and thirty dollars sixty nine cents and take up my obligation which I forwarded to you with the others under a blank cover some months ago, and which I presume you have received as I put the paper into the hands of Mr Garth of Charlottesville to send to you, and have never heard from you since about them
RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 15 Mar. 1811 and so recorded in SJL.
On Harvie’s behalf carthrae delivered to TJ on 15 Mar. 1811 David Higginbotham’s note for $90 and an additional $43.69 in cash “in discharge of his first note now due” (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 , 2:1263). Harvie’s undated letter sent under a blank cover, not found, was recorded in SJL as received 29 Dec. 1810 and there described as concerning “bonds.” Jesse Winston garth was sheriff of Albemarle County at this time (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 , 2:1260, 1270).
1. Manuscript: “discharing.”
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