Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Voigt, 29 October 1813

To Thomas Voigt

Monticello Oct. 29. 13.


The watch had arrived safe and was entirely approved. I should have acknoleged it, but expected you would forward a seal and deferred my answer that I might at the same time remit you for that & the balance of 3.D. which I observe due on your bill. to remove suspence I now mention this with the assurance of my respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Thos Voigt”; endorsed by TJ.

Voigt never sent TJ a seal for the watch, and TJ does not seem to have remitted him the outstanding balance of 3.d. Voigt’s bill, which came to $133 and had apparently been mailed to TJ along with the timepiece, has not been found.

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