To John Harvie
Philadelphia May 6. 98.
Mr. Short has an interest in some Green sea lands, which I think he derived from you. he has written to me to attend to them, but has given me no information respecting them. I must therefore take the liberty of asking you to inform me, where they lie, how much there is of them, what is the state of the title, whether he is a sole or joint holder with others & whom, whether they are laid off, taxes due or paid, and whatever other information you can give me relative to the subject will be thankfully recieved. I shall still be here two or three weeks (for Congress expect to rise within that time) so that if you can favor me with an immediate answer I may recieve it here. I am with great esteem & respect Dear Sir
Your friend & servt
PrC (DLC: Short Papers); at foot of text: “Colo. John Harvie”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.
TJ wrote a letter to Harvie on 14 Jan. 1798 that is recorded in SJL but has not been found.