Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from David Ross, 14 February 1784

From David Ross

Richmond 14 Feby 1784


I am lately returned from the back Country where I have been for a considerable time in a bad State of health which is the reason I did not reply sooner to your letter.

At present I shall only observe that if you find it Convenient you may draw on me occasionally for such sums as you require and I shall honor your Bills. I am but just come to this Town and Cant tell what Funds the Treasurer may have but I will do it next week and advise you.

If I can in any manner Contribute to your being regularly supplied with money I shall communicate my sentiments to the Treasurer on that Subject.

I Can Write you nothing New, indeed the Weather is now and hath been for some time past so severe, that there has been little doing. I am with great regard Your Most hum Servt,

David Ross

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ: “Ross David.”

Your letter: This was TJ’s (missing) letter to Ross of 18 Nov. 1783, recorded in SJL under that date as follows: “David Ross. On subject of draughts on him.”

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