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From Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 6 October 1802

To George Jefferson

Washington Oct. 6. 1802.

Dear Sir

I yesterday inclosed you the first halves of bills of the branch bank of the US. for 1200. D. for purposes then expressed. I now inclose the second halves.  since mine of yesterday your’s of Sep. 29. has been put into my hands. I shall still expect information from you whether the 441.62 D be wanting by mr Short there, or is to be transferred to mr Barnes. I am satisfied with the price got for my tobo. the proceeds, deducting your commission, are engaged to Martin Dawson of Milton for Rives & co. of which I shall advise them, and give an order. my daughters proposing to pay me a visit here shortly, I desired them to apply to you for any articles they might want from Richmd which I will pray you to furnish them and carry to my debit. Accept my affectionate salutations.

Th: Jefferson

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

On 5 Oct., TJ tallied the sale of his 1801 crop of tobacco for $995.30, a total that included the deduction of George Jefferson’s COMMISSION. Two days later he recorded an order in favor of Martin Dawson for $1000 (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 , 2:1083). A letter to Dawson recorded in SJL at that date has not been found. A response from Dawson of 10 Oct., recorded in SJL as received 13 Oct., is also missing.

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