Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Coalter, 19 December 1799

To John Coalter

Monticello Dec. 19. 99.

Dear Sir

I wrote you on the 19th. Nov. asking the favor of you, to obtain from mr Clarke either the money due me, or the satisfactory undertaking of some [other person] that it should be paid in [some] definite time or as the most […] recourse to bring suit. I have before inclosed you copies of his account stated by himself and of a letter or two. I now inclose you the originals, which will be necessary if a suit be brought, as being now setting out for Philadelphia I may possibly not be here at the moment when they might be wanting. I am with great esteem Dr. Sir

Your most obedt. servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi): faint; at foot of text: “John Coalter esq”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosures not found.

I have before inclosed you copies: see TJ to Archibald Stuart, 24 Sep., and TJ to Coalter, 25 Sep. 1799.

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