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Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 10 October 1809

To George Jefferson

Monticello Oct. 10. 09

Dear Sir

According to my letter of the 8th I had yesterday given to mr Woods our sheriff an order on you for the amount of my taxes 69. D 67 C something less than I had expected. last night I recieved my quarterly account & found that in the estimate I had made of my funds in your hands I had lost sight of the 240.D. interest on my note. not immediately prepared to make a new provision for my taxes I must pray you to honor the draught & I will take the speediest measures in my power to cover the deficiency. I expect to be at Eppington on the 15th & in Richmond the 20th.

Your’s affectionately

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr George Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ.

Micajah Woods was deputy sheriff of Albemarle County (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1231, 1248). SJL confirms that on 9 Oct. 1809 TJ recieved an undated letter from George Jefferson enclosing his quarterly account, July–September 1809, neither of which has been found.

Index Entries

  • Albemarle County, Va.; Woods, Micajah (deputy sheriff) search
  • Eppington (Eppes’s Chesterfield Co. estate); TJ plans to visit search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); letters from accounted for search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; pays taxes search
  • taxes; TJ pays search
  • Woods, Micajah; deputy sheriff search