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From Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 10 January 1799

To George Jefferson

Philadelphia Jan. 10. 1799.

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 1st. inst. is at hand with the account inclosed stating a balance in my favor of 581.8.8. you had probably not then recieved my draught in favor of Strange for £98.5 which of course is to lessen the balance abovementioned. having a convenient offer for transferring this money here I yesterday drew on you in favor of John Richard junr. for twelve hundred dollars at 7. days sight, which be pleased to honor.

On a view of your account I must remind you of a desire I think I once before expressed, never to pay in Richmond the freight1 up the river. my memory decieves me if one of the persons named in your account did not apply & recieve paiment from me. besides that for my nailrod I pay less than the usual freight by agreement with most of the watermen. I believe I before informed you that the box with the chimney piece would be brought down to you to be forwarded here. I should be glad it could come on as soon as it is known to you that this river is open. I am with esteem Dr. Sir

Your friend & servt

Th: Jefferson

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

1TJ here canceled “of what is sent.”

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