Monticello Sep. 12. 1805
I wrote you in a former letter that I had drawn on you in favor of mr Short for 500. D. and in a subsequent one that he had returned the draught, preferring another arrangement. having occasion here for most of the money I had hoped the sheriffs would have furnished me & taken draughts on Richmond, but they collect so little, that unless they do better the ensuing week, I must risk bringing the money by post, and in that case shall write for it by the post of next week (19th.) to be forwarded by return of post, as I shall be leaving this place soon after. Accept my affectionate salutations
MHi: Coolidge Collection.