Monticello July 4. 19.
I have been long waiting in the hope of picking up a 5D. bill of the US. bank to remit you according to the account transmitted to thro’ mr Patterson: but in vain. our inland & uncommercial situation offers nothing but the paper of our state banks, to prevent further delay therefore I inclose you a Richmond 5.D. note and as the banks of every state are at discount i all others, I add a quarter Dollar which will probably make up the discount. I recieved the telescope in good order and well repaired, I salute you with respect.