To John Beckley
Philadelphia April 17th. 1798.
You mention that Colo. John Trigg will accomodate you with the sum of three hundred & forty dollars or part of it on an assurance that it shall be replaced to him in Richmond or Lynchburg within two or three months from this time. I will undertake to have it replaced to him the first week in July in Richmond, if that will suit him, for which this letter shall be my obligation. I sincerely wish that this may answer both his & your accomodation, being with esteem Dear Sir
Your friend & servt
PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. Beckley.”
You mention: SJL records a letter from Beckley to TJ of 17 Apr. 1798, that TJ received the same day, which has not been found. Serving as a security for Beckley, TJ gave John Trigg, congressman from Bedford County, Virginia, a note for $240 on 17 May, payable at Lynchburg on 7 July (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 , 2:983, 986, 988).