Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to J. P. P. Derieux, 22 November 1792

To J. P. P. Derieux

Philadelphia Nov. 22. 1792.

Dr Sir

I have engaged Mr. Vaughan to make an advance of a second sum of 250. dollars, an order for which on Mr. Hopkins I inclose to Colo. Gamble by this post. This makes up the sum which your note to me expressed as necessary for your present accomodation. For the residue you will have to wait not only till these sums are replaced, but till the sales beyond that shall be effected. The assortment was not quite as judicious as I had hoped, there being less than was expected of the glass which was a sure object, while the main part was in feathers, laces &c uncertain in their sale, and perisheable if not sold. However you may rely on Mr. Vaughan’s exertions to dispose of them as early as a due attention to their value will admit. I am with much esteem Dr Sir Your most obedt. humble servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. Derieux.”

On this date TJ wrote to Robert Gamble enclosing “a second draught on Mr. Hopkins in favor of Mr. Derieux for two hundred and fifty dollars, which please to hold subject to his orders” (PrC in MHi; at foot of text: “Colo. Gamble”; enclosure not found).

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