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From Thomas Jefferson to William Frederick Ast, 29 July 1804

To William Frederick Ast

Monticello July 29. 04.

Sir

I recieved last night your letter of May 14. which was the first intimation I had recieved of any demand for the fire insurance company, altho’ I am now told it has been published lately in some of the Richmond papers. the date of the reciept renders a literal compliance with the requisition of 89. D 80 c to be paid in Richmond on the 1st. of August impracticable nor [can] I do it earlier than about the 10th. or 12th. by that time the orders I am now transmitting to Washington will produce a remittance as to messrs. Gibson & Jefferson to whom I now write to make the paiment you require as soon as they recieve the remittance. Accept my salutations and best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); torn and faint; at foot of text: “F. W. Ast”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso; with notations by TJ in ink on verso recording details of his 1801 payment to the Mutual Assurance Society, which included interest of $26.49 for late payment and two dollars for “Stamp &c” (see also 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 , 2:1048; Vol. 34:56-7; Vol. 35:103-4).

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