Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Edmund Bacon, 9 November 1807

Washington Nov. 9. 07.


I now inclose you 250. Dollars, of which 100. is for James Walker, 50. for mr Maddox, and 100. D. towards paying such of your debts as are most pressing. another like remittance the next month will I hope begin to place you at your ease. Mr. Peyton sent me an order from Madox for 50. D. but at the date of the order you had in hand that sum for him. it will therefore be necessary, for you to get mr Madox & mr Peyton to agree to which of them this 50. D. is to be paid. if they do not agree, then it must be paid to mr Madox; as I have not made myself liable for it to mr Peyton. I shall be perfectly willing that the waterman to whom you are disposed to sell property should bring up articles for me. I am just now sending off to Richmond 8. trunks of books & 4. other packages weighing in all about 5000. weight as I guess, which will probably be in Richmond in all the last week of this month. they are well secured, but would still require to be as well guarded as possible against rain from above or the water of the boat below. if your boatman will undertake to have special care of them, they will be a good beginning in your account. I tender you my best wishes

Th: Jefferson


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