Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to James Lyle, 8 November 1795

To James Lyle

Monticello Nov. 8. 1795.

Dear Sir

Mr. Kinsolving having paid me £20–10–2 I now enclose you Mr. Snelson’s order on James Brown for that sum less 10/ by a mistake of addition at the time of taking it. Kinsolving still has some tobacco of his last crop, to which he will add some new, and let me have the proceeds. At least so he promised, and therefore I let my execution lie. It shall be forwarded to you as soon as recieved. I am with great esteem Dear Sir Your friend & servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. James Lyle”; endorsed in ink by TJ.

Mr. Snelson’s order on James Brown has not been found, but was recorded in MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends under 7 Nov. 1795, representing payments made by James Kinsolving on 7 Mch. and 2 Nov. 1795.

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