Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Champe Carter, 5 June [1795]

From William Champe Carter

June 5th. [1795]

Dear Sir

Having occasion to negotiate a draft of yours immediately I have found a difficulty in the business proceeding from the large amount of each bill. I have therefore sent the enclosed which (shou’d it equally suit your convenience) I will thank you to divide into six equal parts. With the greatest respect I am Dear Sir yr Ob Sert

William Champe Carter

RC (DLC: William Short Papers); partially dated; endorsed by TJ as received 7 June 1795 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: second draft on John Barnes listed at TJ to Carter, 3 June 1795.

TJ wrote a brief note to Carter on 7 June 1795 enclosing six drafts in his favor on John Barnes for $100 each dated 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 June 1795 and payable at six weeks’sight, in exchange for the enclosed draft described above (PrC in DLC: William Short Papers, endorsed in ink by TJ; with PrCs of the enclosed drafts in same).

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