Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Kennan, 13 September 1793

To Patrick Kennan

Philadelphia Sep. 13. 1793.


Being authorised by a power of Attorney to act for Mr. William Short, who had some property in the hands of Mr. Alexr. Donald of London, I have just received a letter from Mr. Donald informing me that he has written to you by the same packet which brought his letter to me to account to me for what you have in your hands of this property. I shall be obliged to you for an exact statement of it, as it is my wish during a visit I am making to Virginia, to settle Mr. Short’s affairs, in order to give him a clear statement of them. I am Sir Your most obedt servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr Patrick Kennon. New York.”

Patrick Kennan was a merchant at 34 Hanover Square, New York City (William Duncan, The New-York Directory, and Register, for the Year 1792 [i.e. 1793] [New York, 1793], 81).

The letter from Alexander Donald of 4 July 1793, recorded in SJL as received from London on 12 Sep. 1793, has not been found.

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