Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to David Gelston, 4 February 1820

Monticello Feb. 4. 20.

Dear Sir

I have duly recieved the favor of your letter stating the amount of the duties and charges on my books 24.92, which sum I now inclose you & a small fraction over, but not sufficient I fear to pay the discount to which 15.D. of the money (Virginia) may perhaps be subject with you. but the same difficulty of remitting fractionel sums, may on another occasion replace the deficiiency the frequent occurrence of money withdrawn from letters in the post offices will render knolege of the safe reciept of this a relief from the fear that such an accident, without being known to me, may be keeping you indefinitely out of the reciept of the money.

I salute you with great and affectionate respect.

Th: Jefferson

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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