Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Tadeusz Kosciuszko, 25 February 1799

To Tadeusz Kosciuszko

Philadelphia Feb. 25. 99

My dear Friend

Since writing my letter of the 21st. mr Niemcewicz has put into my hands the inclosed memorandum, reminding you of a sum of 400. Dollars in the hands of Wannerquist banker of Stockholm, intended for your aid de camp Fischer, but never delivered him, & therefore subject to your order. it also mentions a turning machine in the hands of mr Munford at New York partner of Gahn, worth as he supposes 1000. D. but subject to freight & duties 200. D. you must give us your orders on this subject. I very much question whether it could be sold for the amount of the freight & duties. for a workman you know does not work with such expensive tools; and our gentlemen are not in the habit of amusing themselves in that way. however give your orders. health, happiness, & friendly salutations to you.

PrC (MHi); endorsed by TJ in ink on verso: “Kosciuzko.” Enclosure not found.

Turning machine: for the wood-turning tools that Kosciuszko had entrusted to New York merchant Henry GAHN, see note to Kosciuszko to TJ, [before 5 May 1798].

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