Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Moses Cox, 12 March 1793

To Moses Cox

Mar. 12. 1793.

Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to Mr. Cox and will take1 his house on the terms mentioned by his son, who if he could accompany Th:J. there at any time would oblige him. Th:J. would wish to commence at the beginning of April, at which time he would remove there.

PrC (DLC). Tr (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); 19th-century copy.

Sending most of his furniture to Virginia, TJ early in April moved from the Market Street residence owned by Thomas Leiper to the small summer house near Gray’s Ferry on the east bank of the Schuylkill River that he leased from Cox until his temporary return to Monticello in September (MB 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 as part of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 9 Apr., 17 Sep. 1793; TJ to Francis Eppes, 7 Apr. 1793; TJ to Leiper, 11 Apr. 1793; TJ to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 7 July 1793; TJ to Cox, 17 Sep. 1793).

1TJ originally wrote “and takes” before altering the phrase to read as above.

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