Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to James Brown, 16 October 1799

To James Brown

Monticello Oct. 16. 99.

Dear Sir

I have lately recieved a letter from mr Short in France, in which he expresses a great anxiety to have all his affairs here settled that he may be precisely informed of their situation. he particularly mentions that there is an account between you & him which he would be glad to have rendered, & the rather as the articles of it are connected with the accounts between him & Colo. Skipwith, and1 is necessary to a settlement with them. will you permit me to sollicit your immediate attention to his request, as I am to write to him in a few days, and wish to be able to communicate the statement I shall recieve from you. I am with esteem Dear Sir

Your most obedt. servt

Th: Jefferson

RC (NNebgWM). Recorded in SJL as a letter to Brown.

The letter lately recieved from Short was that of 2 July. A letter from Brown to TJ, dated 4 Feb. 1798 and received six days later, is recorded in SJL but has not been found.

1TJ here canceled “yours.”

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