To Robert Pollard
Monticello Aug. 12. 95.
I have recieved your favor of the 9th. inst. and now inclose you a draught on Mr. Barnes for 1090.D. 75c. at 30. days sight for the purchase of Mr. Harrison’s six shares in the James river canal. You will be pleased to have the conveyance made to Mr. William Short. I think I shall stop here in the purchases of James river shares, unless you should know of any person who from particular circumstances would be disposed to sell so much cheaper as to make the purchase an object. I am with esteem Dear Sir Your most obedt servt
P.S. The price of nails always desireable lest I should over charge and disoblige my customers.
PrC (DLC: William Short Papers); endorsed by TJ in ink on verso; with enclosure letterpressed at foot of text. Enclosure: TJ’s draft on John Barnes, 12 Aug. 1795, requesting him to pay Pollard as specified above (PrC in same; faded; at foot of text: “Mr. John Barnes […] Philadelphia”).