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From Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 17 June 1801

To George Jefferson

Washington June 17. 1801

Dear Sir

By a letter recieved this day I find that Mr. John Watson has recieved in Albemarle 100. D. in part of the 285. D. which I had desired you to pay him. consequently you will have had to pay him 185. D. only. as this difference will probably, with the 679.84 D exchanged with mr Short, cover your [loss in part] for me to Bell on the draught of mr Eppes, & [such other] draughts as have been made. I shall postpone any further remittance a fortnight longer, when enough shall be placed in your hands to meet mr Eppes’s draughts for 800. & 500. D. payable July 12. & 16. Accept assurances of my constant & affectionate esteem.

Th: Jefferson

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

Letter recieved this day: William Wardlaw to TJ, 13 June (recorded in SJL but not found). In his financial records on 17 June, TJ recorded that Wardlaw had paid John Watson $100 for him, thus increasing TJ’s credit with George Jefferson by that amount. In turn TJ agreed to make a payment to Dr. David Jackson for Wardlaw (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 , 2:1044). Draught of Mr Eppes: the payment of $300 for the horse John Wayles Eppes had purchased from Bell for TJ came due on 16 June (TJ to George Jefferson, 12 May).

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