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To Thomas Jefferson from James Brown, 21 October 1791

From James Brown

Richmond 21 Octbo 91

Dear Sir

I beg leave to trouble you with Extracts from two letters lately recd. from Mr. Short. On rect. of your answer I will take Measures to arrange the Business as you may recommend. For my own part, tho’ a considerable Stock holder I am much a Stranger which plan is most adviseable for Mr. Shorts interest.

I hope you found the Account sent you free from Error. My absence from home prevented me writing you at that Period.—With much respect I am Sir Your Obt: Hl: St,

James Brown

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 27 Oct. 1791 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures: extracts of William Short to James Brown, 27 July 1791 and 14 Aug. 1791, in which he asks Brown to consult with TJ and then to invest his 3% and 6% stock in the Bank of the U.S.

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