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From Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 17 December 1798

To George Jefferson

Monticello Dec. 17. 1798.

Dear Sir

I recieved by mr Randolph the 300. D. according to order. the money you recieved from mr Pendleton being to be trans[ferred] to Philadelphia for […], I have found means of ordering here a considerable proportion of it by the draughts which are stated below which you will be pleased to honor when presented. I start for Philadelphia tomorrow where I sh[ould?] be glad to recieve a state of our account. I am Dear [Sir]

Your affectionate friend & servt

Th: Jefferson

  £  s  d
Dec. [10] order in favor of Isaac Millar for   35. 1.10
 13 do. Richard Richardson   46. 1. 0
[16] do. Wm Davenport   75. 0. 0
[17] do. H[astings] Marks   44. 7. 2
[17] do. Julius [Clarkson]   15. 0. 0
£215.10. 0

PrC (MHi); faint and torn, with bracketed dates and names in postscript supplied from TJ’s financial records (MB, description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends 2:994); endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.

TJ paid Richardson for his work at Monticello and for the hire of three slaves. He still owed him £24.3. A statement of TJ’s account with William Davenport is printed at 10 Dec. 1798. TJ’s payment to Marks included the balance of Thomas Mann Randolph’s debt for the purchase of Critta. TJ probably paid Clarkson, a merchant at Milton, for his share in the clearing of the Rivanna River from Milton to Charlottesville (MB, description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends 2:994).

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