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From Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 14 January 1798

To George Jefferson

Philadelphia Jan. 14. 1798.

Dear Sir

I enclose you mr Barnes’s note for 500. Dollars to mr Hopkins to be taken up at ten days sight, as also letters of advice to mr Hopkin’s & mr Boyce both of whom will attend to the note. as I have some paiments to make in Richmond which are already some days in arrear, I can only admit the interval of one post before I must send on draughts on you, as follows.

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Colo. John Harvie  49.28 } at ten days sight
John Forbes of Goochland  23.
Peter Derieux of Goochland  50.
James Brown 217.64
Colo. Thos. Bell 165. This will be at 3. days’ sight:

but the draught will have to go to Charlottesville and cannot be presented to you till the 3d. of February. the 1st. & 4th. draught will be presented probably in […] days after you get this. The 3d. in a few days the 2d. not so soon. I am in hopes the punctuality of mr Barnes’s correspondent will save you from any difficulty.

Your favors of Dec. 30. & Jan. 4. came to hand in due time. I am Dear Sir

Your affectionate friend & servt.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); faint; at foot of text: “Mr. George Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosures not found.

For Barnes’s note to John Hopkins for $500, see 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 , 2:977.

The remittance to John Harvie included TJ’s payment of almost £15 to John Rogers for beef 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 , 2:974, 977). Letters from TJ to Rogers of 14 Jan. 1798 and 7 Jan. 1801, both recorded in SJL, have not been found.

TJ noted that his draft to Peter Derieux was “in charity” (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 , 2:977). A letter from TJ to Derieux of 14 Jan. 1798, recorded in SJL, has not been found.

TJ directed Thomas Bell, with part of his draft, to pay notes due 1 Jan. 1798 totaling £49.10 to the Wood family for the hire of three slaves (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 , 2:952, 977). Letters from TJ to Bell of 11, 14 Jan., 15 Feb. 1798, 22 Jan., 11 July 1799, and 4 Apr. 1800, recorded in SJL, have not been found. Letters from Bell to TJ of 28 Jan., 11, 25 Feb., and 21 Apr. 1798, recorded in SJL as received 9, 22 Feb., 6 Mch., and 1 May, respectively, are also missing.

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