Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Jefferson, 11 August 1800

From George Jefferson

Richmond 11th. Augt. 1800

Dear Sir,

I some days ago forwarded to you by Martin Rowe’s boat 120 bundles nail-rod, 7 bundles Hoop-iron, & a small paper parcel. These things arrived about ten days ago, but I could not sooner meet with an opportunity of sending them. There went with them a small Trunk for Miss Virginia Randolph.

It seems I think, as if Brown will scarcely ever pay the balance he owes Mr. Short—he still says he has not been able to get Mr. Ronalds acct. from Mr. Wiseham. Upon my representing to him however, to day, that the business has already been too long delayed considering it might be done in a few minutes as well as so many months—he promised more pointedly than he has heretofore done that he would endeavour to get it settled very shortly. I have made enquiry respecting Moseby and am informed that he is a very honest punctual Man. I therefore concluded it was best to wait until the fall, when he promises to make payment. Mayo is sued.

I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt.

Geo. Jefferson

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Aug. and so recorded in SJL.

Ronalds acct: William Wiseham was the executor of Andrew Ronald’s estate (Vol. 31:540). Letters recorded in SJL from TJ to Ronald of 19 Sep. 1794, 11 Jan. 1795, and 12 June 1796 have not been found. Ronald’s letters to TJ, the first recorded in SJL without a date but as received 15 Oct. 1794 and the other of 8 Dec., recorded in SJL as received 30 Jan. 1795, are also missing.

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