Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Peter Carr, [2]2 June [1798]

To Peter Carr

Philadelphia June [2]2. [1798]

Dear Sir

It is my expectation to leave this on the 25th. and to be at our July court. but something may very possibly arise which may keep me a few days longer. I must ask the favor of you therefore to press Kinsolving at court to pay up his balance, as I have considerable paiments to make immediately on my arrival at home. he may lodge the money with Colo. Bell. this being the last moment of the post I must refer you for news to mr Randolph to whom I have stated some interesting dispatches from mr Gerry. I am Dear Sir

Your affectionate friend & servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); faint; at foot of text: “P. Carr”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso as “June 22. 98.”

TJ received £8 from James Kinsolving during the summer—four transmitted by Thomas Carr on 12 Aug. and four by William Page on 4 Sep. 1798 (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 2:989, 990). For the Kinsolving debt, see TJ to James Lyle, 10 July 1795. refer you for news: see the preceding document.

A letter from TJ to Carr of 31 May 1798, recorded in SJL, has not been found.

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