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From Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 12 September 1801

To George Jefferson

Monticello Sep. 12. 1801.

Dear Sir

I recieved by the last post your favor of the 7th. covering a copy of my account with you. I have occasion for a thousand dollars to be immediately remitted to mr Barnes, who proposed setting out to Philadelphia in a few days, and it is material he should recieve it before his departure. a good draught on Philadelphia, or notes of the proper banks will be the best form of remittance. I shall remain here one fortnight longer only. I will determine with respect to the coal after my return to Washington. accept my affectionate salutations and best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

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

On 14 Sep., George Jefferson wrote TJ that he had received his letter of 12 Sep. and had remitted $1,000 to John Barnes with a bill on Philadelphia, according to TJ’s direction. Referring to his letter on coal of 7 Sep., George Jefferson noted that the usual freight charge was six pence per bushel (RC in MHi; at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Sep. and so recorded in SJL).

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