Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 9 March 1800

To George Jefferson

Philadelphia Mar. 9. 1800.

Dear Sir

Mr. Randolph’s second letter of Feb. 27. directing the money you were to advance to be repaid at N. York at 30. days, I had omitted the discounting day, supposing I had time at command. his letter of Mar. 1. informing me that Picket had retracted, & that you had actually paid the cash, arrived yesterday (Saturday) afternoon. it is therefore now impossible to remit till Wednesday morning the 12th. by that post I will forward you 1000. Dollars. by Saturday’s (15th.) 400. D. more, & by the post of the Saturday following (22d.) 468. D 79 making up the whole sum of 1868.79 mentioned in mr Randolph’s letter of the 1st. inst. you will of course recieve every remittance on the 6th. day after it’s departure [hence]. they will probably be in bank post notes for the sake of safety. I inclose you a […] [for the?] cask of clover, and a box containing a marble bust. be so good as to have this last handled gently between the landing and relading on board the batteau. I am Dear Sir

Yours affectionately

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); faint; at foot of text: “Mr. George Jefferson.” Enclosure: TJ to Thomas Mann Randolph, 9 Mch. 1800. Second enclosure not found.

For Thomas Mann Randolph’s letter of 27 Feb., see Randolph to TJ, 1 Mch.

Cask of clover, and a box containing a marble bust: on 8 Apr. 1800 George Jefferson wrote TJ: “I some days ago received four barrels of stone lime, and yesterday a box, & a barrel of clover-seed, of yours—the whole of which I have this day forwarded to Milton” (RC in MHi; at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr. Philada.”; endorsed by TJ as received 14 Apr. and so recorded in SJL).

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