From George Jefferson
Richmond 9th Decr 1811
I duly received your much esteemed favor of the 29th, and should greatly prefer the mode which you are so good as to propose respecting the bond, but I had previously ask’d the favor of Doctor Wardlaw to join in it, who consented so willingly, that I should not like now to leave him out.— I leave this tomorrow for Norfolk, and expect the vessel in which I am to embark, (the Elizabeth Wilson) will be ready to sail on my arrival.
I will pay particular attention to your direction respecting wines, but fear from what I have heard, that you ought not to calculate upon receiving your supplies from Lisbon shortly.
Wishing you all possible happiness, and hoping that I shall find you on my return in perfect health,
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 25 Dec. 1811 and so recorded in SJL.
SJL records TJ’s missing letter to Jefferson of the 29th Nov. 1811.