Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Lyle, 25 October 1796

From James Lyle

Manchester Octr. 25th. 1796

Dear Sir

I imagine you will be anxious to know how matters stand between you and our Company, and may not know what sums I have received from Mr. Christopher Clark your Attorney in Bedford &c., therefore I have sent this state, which contains all the payments enterd on our books, by it you will see your first and second bonds only are fully paid up. When you examine, our method of charging the Intrest I hope you will find it right, if any thing appear not so, you will please mention it. I shall be glad to hear from you and am with Esteem Dear Sir Your mo hue servt

James Lyle

RC (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); subjoined to enclosure. Recorded in SJL as received 4 Nov. 1796.

TJ’s agreement to pay his debt to Henderson, McCaul & company, the firm Lyle represented, by a series of six bonds falling due in July of each year from 1790 to 1795 is discussed in the note to TJ to Lyle, 7 Mch. 1790. For TJ’s request that Christopher Clark collect several debts for him and give Lyle the money received, see TJ to Clark, 5 Aug. 1794.

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