Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Daniel L. Hylton, 31 December 1792

To Daniel L. Hylton

Philadelphia Dec. 31. [17]92.

Dear Sir

An offer to rent Elkhill for the ensuing year, and the advance of the season, have occasioned me to give the inclosed answer which I send open for your perusal. Should you have closed the sale, be so good as to return me the letter, or if you are certain of closing it within a reasonable time. Otherwise I will pray you to send it on, and if the sale be afterwards made, it will be necessary to provide stipulations as to the right of the tenant and apportionment of the rent. I am anxious to have this business closed, as well to rid you of trouble, as to place myself on dry land.—My respects to Mrs. Hylton and am Dear Sir your affectionate friend & servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); torn at dateline; at foot of text: “Mr. Hylton.” Tr (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); 19th-century copy. Enclosure: TJ to Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., 31 Dec. 1792.

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