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From Thomas Jefferson to Valeria Fullerton, 16 September 1793

To Valeria Fullerton

Sep. 16. 1793.

Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to Mrs. Fulle[rton,] whose account he has received and left in the hands of Mr. Bankson, at his office, with an order to pay it out of monies he will receive at the treasury for Th:J. in the course of the week after next. The present difficulty of money transactions in the city, on account of the absence of so many people and his own journey, has put it out of his power to be more immediate in the discharge of Mrs. Fullerton’s account. [He?] begs her to accept assurances of his high respect & esteem for her.

PrC (DLC); with some text lost in right margin; subjoined to PrC of TJ to James Kerr, 15 Sep. 1793. Tr (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); 19th-century copy; subjoined to Tr of TJ to Kerr, 15 Sep. 1793. Recorded in SJL as a letter of 15 Sep. 1793.

Valeria Fullerton, a widow, kept a boarding school at 113 Mulberry Street, Philadelphia. TJ placed his daughter Maria there in October 1792 and withdrew her around the beginning of September 1793, presumably to safeguard her from the yellow fever epidemic (James Hardie, The Philadelphia Directory and Register … [Philadelphia, 1794], 54; TJ to Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., 12 Oct. 1792, and note; 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, forthcoming in The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 20 Nov. 1792, 20 Feb., 25 Nov. 1793; TJ to David Rittenhouse, 6 Sep. 1793, and note).

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