Thomas Jefferson Papers

Samuel J. Harrison to Thomas Jefferson, 5 February 1812

From Samuel J. Harrison

Lynchbg Feby 5th 1812


I recd your Letter of the 26th ulto yesterday, & Accept your proposal of Seven Dollars per 100t for your present Crop of tobo—Ten Hhds only, are in: & none Sent to Richmond as you Seem to have expected—I think the price you make me give too high, Either for the Richmd market or future prospects: & Shall therefore Submit it to your Discretion, to lower the price of the Stemed—it is allways lower than Leaf—

I Shall be allways ready to make the payments agreeable to your Letters.—

Yr Mo ob sr

S J Harrison

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 10 Feb. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

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