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From Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 12 July 1799

To George Jefferson

Monticello July 12. 99.

Dear Sir

This serves to advise you of the following draughts on you

July 7. £5. payable to E. Randolph or order. at sight.
200. Doll payable to Wm. Davenport or order. at 10. days sight.
10. 19. D 62½ c. payable to John Priddy or order. at sight.
12. £19.14.11. payable to Anderson Roe or order at sight.

your favor of the 8th. is recieved; & the hat by mr Conard, & 20. bundles of nailrod by Faris are delivered.

As the Center is not to be had which Robert Hemings was to have procured, you will oblige me by sending half a dozen bottles of lemon-juice by any good conveyance, or rather desiring Hemings to send them & apply to you for the cost. if there be a danger of it’s spoiling it might have a sufficient quantity of French brandy put in to keep it. the bottle you sent, pure, came in perfect order: but whether this could be counted on I am not a judge. I am with constant esteem Dr. Sir

Your affectionate friend & servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. George Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.

Edmund Randolph served as TJ’s counsel in the suit brought by Richard Johnson contesting TJ’s ownership of a portion of the land called Pouncey’s tract (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 , 2:1003; TJ to Benjamin Hawkins, 22 Mch. 1796).

A letter from TJ to William Davenport of 7 July, recorded in SJL with the notation “draft on G.J.,” has not been found.

TJ’s payment to John priddy settled William Johnson’s charge for transporting about 4,000 pounds of herring from Richmond to Monticello. The payment to Anderson roe (Row) settled TJ’s account with Johnson for carrying eight hogsheads of tobacco to Richmond (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 , 2:1003–4).

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