Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Craven Peyton, 5 July 1808

Washington July 5. 08.


On the reciept of your letter I wrote to mr Bacon to send me the account which I had left with him to convince you of the errors of addition in it. it is now before me.

your addition makes the debits £53-10-1
the Credits  42-10-6
Balance 11-1-7
the true addition makes the debits £51-8-7
Credits 42.17-6
Balance 8-11-1 = 28.5

which sum I paid to the post office to your credit. I will carry this account with me to Albemarle, for which I shall set out in about a fortnight, and there you will be able to satisfy yourself of the correctness of the addition. I present you my salutations.

Th: Jefferson

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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