From Edmund Randolph
Philadelphia May 29. 1792.
I yesterday received a letter from my mother, painting an embarrassment in one of my father’s pecuniary affairs. The seriousness of its aspect has led me to asert myself for her relief. But until the first of July, I absolutely shall be unable; and her situation admits no delay. Excuse me then for begging your aid, until that day, as far as seven hundred dollars. I am to remit three hundred pounds sterling; and I shall be deficient in the sum mentioned. Nothing could have induced me to trouble you; but the truly-affecting situation of a parent. I am dear sir yr. friend & serv.,
RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 29 May 1792 and so recorded in SJL.
On this day TJ noted in his memorandum book: “Endorsed a note of E. Randolph payable to me or bearer at 30 days sight for 700.D. merely as his security that he might receive the money on it from the bank” (Bear and Stanton, Memorandum Books description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, forthcoming description ends ).