To George Jefferson
Philadelphia Jan. 1. 1800.
Mr. John Barnes has recieved from Dr. Bache 3333⅓ Dol. say £1000. V.C. for James Key, to be remitted at Key’s request to mr Brydie. the money is deposited for safe custody in the bank of the US. mr Key’s distress for the money is great, & mr Barnes assures me a draught on Richmond is not to be had here. the purport of this is to ask of you, if you should have occasion for a draught on this place, that you would prefer taking one from mr Brydie in order to aid us in the transfer of this sum to Richmond to relieve mr Key’s distress, in which I feel concern because I have had some agency in the transaction as a mutual friend. I am with esteem Dr. Sir
PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. George Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.
A letter from TJ to Brydie & Co., recorded in SJL on this date, has not been found. Letters from Brydie, Brown & Co. to TJ of 8, 19 Jan., and 8 Feb., recorded in SJL as received on 14, 27 Jan., and 15 Feb. 1800, respectively, are also missing, as is a letter from TJ to Brydie, Brown & Co. of 30 Jan. 1800.