Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Kelly, 24 November 1807

Washington Nov. 24. 07.


I recieved last night your favor of Nov. 21. covering mr Bacon’s order on me for 133⅓ D. I write to him on this subject and he will be able to explain to you how it has happened that an anticipation thro’ mr Craven of what I was to remit him the first week of next month, has placed 100. D. of the money in his hands which he will accordingly pay to you; and I will remit to mr Taylor according to your desire the remaining 33⅓ D. in addition to the 200. D. on Perry’s order in your favor, which I have informed mr Taylor I will remit him the 1st. week of December so that he will then recieve 200. D. on the order of Perry & 33⅓ on the order of Bacon, in all 233⅓ D. to your credit. I am in hopes this arrangement will answer all purposes, & correct the effect of the anticipation which has taken a part of the money out of my hands before the arrival of your order. I salute you with esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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