Thomas Jefferson Papers

Alexander J. Dallas to Thomas Jefferson, 21 February 1815

From Alexander J. Dallas

Treasury Department 21. February 1815.


I have the honor to inform you, that, under the authority of an Act of Congress, I am ready to issue Treasury Notes, for the Sum of Twenty three thousand, nine hundred, and fifty dollars, in your favor: on account of the purchase of your Library, for the use of the Government. Be so good as to state, to whom the Notes shall be made payable, at what place, and of what denominations, the issues being for 1000, 100, and 20 Dollars.

I am, with sincere respect and esteem, Sir, Yr mo. obedt Servt

A. J. Dallas

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 1 Mar. 1815 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to William W. Hening, 11 Mar. 1815, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq. Monticello Virginia”; franked and postmarked.

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