To Tench Coxe
Jan. 1. 1800.
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to Mr. Coxe and incloses him an order on mr Barnes (his agent here) for 113. dollars. should it be more agreeable however to mr Coxe Th:J. will himself draw and deliver him the money. did mr Coxe lose a watch-key yesterday? the inclosed was found on the floor here last night, & must have been dropped by some gentleman who had been here. Th:J. will have the pleasure of seeing mr Coxe before his departure.
RC (MoSHi: Jefferson Papers); addressed: “Tenche Coxe esquire, 139. Walnut str.”; endorsed. Not recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Order on John Barnes, 1 Jan. 1800, to pay Tench Coxe $113 (MS in ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers; written and signed by TJ; endorsed and signed by Ezekiel Forman as received for Tench Coxe on 3 Jan.; endorsed by Barnes and canceled).
Before his departure: on 6 Jan. Coxe left Philadelphia for Lancaster to assume his appointment as secretary of the Pennsylvania Land Office (Cooke, Coxe description begins Jacob E. Cooke, Tench Coxe and the Early Republic, Chapel Hill, 1978 description ends , 361–4).