Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Wickham, 15 June 1798

To John Wickham

Philadelphia June 15. 1798.

Dear Sir

In a former letter I informed you of the circumstances which would postpone my annual paiment somewhat later than the day fixed for it, and I recieved your answer that you had communicated my letter to mr Waller. I have lately sold my tobacco to mr Hooper of Richmond and now inclose you an order on him for one thousand dollars payable Octob. 1st. the term of credit allowed him. as you will be on the spot and I shall be here probably at the time, I have thought it best to put the matter at once into your hands: for though I have not heard from mr Waller, I presume that what is done with you will meet his approbation. I am with great esteem Dr. Sir

Your most obedt. servt.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. Wickam”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosure not found, but see note below.

Former letter: TJ to Wickham, 25 Mch. 1798. your answer: Wickham to TJ, 2 Apr. 1798. The order enclosed by TJ was to discharge the first of four bonds given by him on 20 Jan. 1797, this one due on 1 July 1798, in payment of the Wayles estate debt owed to Wakelin Welch (TJ to Wickham, 20 Jan. 1797; 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 , 1:985).

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