Thomas Jefferson Papers

Robert Rives to Thomas Jefferson, 4 August 1811

From Robert Rives

Oak Ridge Augt 4th 1811


I have just got home after an absence of 10 days and found your fav of the 20th Ult: covering a drft on G & J for $91.34 which is $12.34 over the cost of the books as per statd below— for which I enclose you a drft on M D & Co of Milton—

For your kind services towards my Son I am with inexpressible gratitude very respectfully

Your mt ob sert

Ro Rives

Paid in London 26th Dec 1810 = £17. 0. 3
Int: to 26th Oct allowg 3 months to place }  14.2
 the money in London
Exchange 115 perCent (the present }  2.13.3
rate at which we sell bills)—
 20. 7.8 is  $67.94
 Duty  11. 6

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 25 Aug. 1811 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

g & j: Gibson & Jefferson. m d & co: Martin Dawson & Company.

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