Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Clarke, 22 October 1798

To Samuel Clarke

Monticello Oct. 22. 98.

Dear Sir

Having occasion to make a considerable paiment immediately I send the bearer Jupiter, a trusty servant, to recieve whatever money may be lying for me in Staunton. any sum which you can furnish will be acceptable, and will be safely brought by him. be so good as to let it be in cash, & not in paper which nobody here recieves. I am with esteem Dear Sir

Your most obedt. servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. Samuel Clarke”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.

Clarke’s brother William replied on his behalf on the 23d: “I have just Recd. your Yesterday’s favour to my brother, He is gone to Greenbriar & I expect him back in a few days his business was with a view of making some Collections Upon his Return I am in hopes he will be enabled to furnish you with some Cash With my Respects to your family I am Dr sir Yr. Most Obedt. Servt.” (MS in same; at foot of text: “Col. Thos. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 24 Oct. 1798 and so recorded in SJL).

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