From John Bringhurst
[11 Sep. 1793]
John Bringhurst informs his friend TJ. that he is very sorry it is not in his power to come in the country to see him, as he departs for New York in the early stage of tomorrow, nevertheless any particular business respecting the notes or otherwise will be punctually attended to. If TJ leaves an order for the money on the treasury, he (JB) will gett the money when due and pay the notes as he will not be absent more than 3 weeks. Any Letter or orders left at my brothers Store No. 131 South front Street will meet due attention. The note sent Last was informal the word to (or order) being omitted prevented my getting it done, and expect the banks will shut to day. I will leave orders with my brother to pay the remainder of money due in Cash.
RC (MHi); undated; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Present”; endorsed by TJ as received 11 Sep. 1793 and so recorded in SJL, which describes it as a letter of that date.
My brothers store: the establishment of James Bringhurst, Jr., an ironmonger (Hardie, Phila. Dir. description begins James Hardie, The Philadelphia Directory and Register …, Philadelphia, 1793 description ends , 15). The note sent last has not been found.