Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Edmund Randolph, 4 July 1792

From Edmund Randolph

July 4. 1792.

E.R. to Mr. J.

Does not Marius on bills of exchange (p. 29) give satisfaction as to your bill; which I understand to have been drawn, payable to you or order, and similarly indorsed by you?

Until my papers arrive from New-York, I cannot be more decisive in Leigh vs. West, than I have been. However, if Mr. John Brown, the clerk of the general court, will look into the order books during May’s and Pendleton’s clerkships, he will be able to say, whether judgment has been obtained, as I conceive, in the days of paper money?

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 5 July 1792 and so recorded in SJL.

Marius: John Marius, Advice concerning Bils of Exchange …, 2d ed. (London, 1654; reprinted in Philadelphia, 1790). See Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, Washington, D.C., 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends No. 2108. For more on the case of Leigh vs. West, see TJ to Robert Fleming, 11 Sep. 1792.

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