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From Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 5 August 1802

To George Jefferson

Monticello Aug. 5. 1802.

Dear Sir

Yesterday arrived our packages sent up by the boats. I find that during my stay here we shall want another supply of a couple of [hogsh.] more of syrup of punch, which therefore it will be as well to get at [once and] forward when practicible as the boat-navigation is precarious.

By yesterday’s post [I learnt] that mr Short arrived on the 28th. at Norfolk, & is to proceed via Baltimore to Washington to see me. whence he will probably come by Richmond to this place. he will probably want money for his expences. the 198. D. of his [which] [. . .] with you to mr Barnes’s account, and any balance of mine place at his service; and should he want beyond that & you can advance it with convenience, I will instantly have it remitted from Washington. Accept assurances of my affectionate attachment.

Th: Jefferson

P.S. be so good as to deliver the inclosed to mr Short on his arrival at Richmond.

PrC (MHi); faint; at foot of text: “Mr.G. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosure not found, but see TJ to William Short, 12 Aug.

YESTERDAY’S POST: William Short to TJ, 28 July, recorded in SJL as received 5 Aug. but not found.

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