To John Ross
Jan. 2. 1794.
Th: Jefferson presents his friendly respects to Mr. Ross: the sum which he finds his money-provisions fall short is about 450. Dollars; with which if Mr. Ross can have him furnished, he incloses him a substitution in due form to receive 390.62 at the bank of the US. on the 1st. day of April, and he will remit the balance at an earlier period. He considers himself as much indebted to Mr. Ross for his kind offer, and had before abundant motives to hold him in his particular esteem.
RC (Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit NNPM); addressed: “John Ross esquire”; endorsed by Ross as received and answered the same day; Ross also wrote at foot of text: “2d January 1794—Cash Supplyed—450 Dollars.” Not recorded in SJL.
A letter from Ross to TJ, recorded in SJL as written and received on this date, has not been found. For TJ’s arrangements to remit the balance, see his letter to Ross of 30 Apr. 1794.