Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Patrick Kennan, 19 September 1793

From Patrick Kennan

New York September 19. 1793


Yours of the 13 I received on the 17th. by which I find you are Authorized to Act for Mr. Short which is confirmed to me by a letter of the 4th. July from Mr. Donald and in order to comply with your request I have here inclosed you Copy of my A/Ct. with them balance in their favor 50.17 Dollars and by the first of next month their will be to receive a quarters Interest due then on 6 and 3 perCents equal to 59.66 Dollars. If I receive that I shall have in my hands 109 83/100 Dollars. Besides that I hold 2800 Drs. 6 perCents. 2356.1 Drs. 3 perCents and 2150 Drs. of Deferred Debt all of which stands registered in my name. You will therefore be so good as Send me a copy of your Power and by Power of Attorney Appoint Some Person here to receive the Stock and what money may be in my hands So that I may receive a discharge for the Same, and with respect I remain Sir Your most obdt hue Servt

Patr. Kennan

RC (MoSHi: Bixby Collection); endorsed by TJ as received 2 Oct. 1793 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Account Current between Alexander Donald, on behalf of William Short, and Kennan, New York, 18 Sep. 1793, listing debit entries from 10 Nov. 1791 to 18 Sep. 1793 and credit entries from 1 July 1792 to 1 July 1793 (MS in same, entirely in Kennan’s hand and signed by him). Letter and enclosure enclosed in Benjamin Bankson to TJ, 23 Sep. 1793.

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