Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Jerman Baker, 2 May 1825

Richmond 2d May 1825

Dr Sir

I wrote you about ten Days since that I had receivd the sum of Fifty thousand Dollars from the Treasurer of the United states on account of advances made by this state for the use of the Gen: Government during the late War; and that whenever the Pr: & Dirs of the Literary Fund should direct that Sum to be paid to your draft I would give a check therefor on the Bank of Virginia, (with a claim) that if agreeable to you the money might be disbursed through that Bank.

I hope my dear Sir, you will not suppose that in making the request that the money might be disbursed through the Bank of Virginia, I presumed to do more than merely to intimate a wish that it might be so disbursed if perfectly agreable to you.

A considerable portion of the said Fifty thousand Dollars was paid in a draft on one of the Branches of the Bank of Virginia, the balance on the Bank of the U. States in this plan; having no authority to deposit the public Monies in any Bank except the two State Banks of this place, I put the whole amount in the Bank of Virginia

Very respy yr Obd Sert

Jerman Baker Junr


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