Washington Mar. 13. 07.
Your letter of the 7th finds me still here, detained by the illness of mr T. M. Randolph. the warning for such a sum as 1000. D. is rather short for me. my funds here are always more than exhausted at the end of a session of Congress. but my crop of tobo. is arrived or arriving at Richmond. I had before desired mr Jefferson to turn it into money as soon as arrived. I expect daily to hear from him on that subject, and as soon as I can know it’s exact state so as to give a precise direction, I will desire him to raise out of it & pay to you 1000. D. by the 15th. of April if possible, or as soon after as possible. when at Monticello you shall hear from me again on the subject. Accept my friendly salutations & assurances of great esteem & respect.