From George Jefferson
Richmond 8th. Septr. 1800.
I am by to-nights post favor’d with yours of the 5th. inclosing your dft: on Mr. Barnes for $:200—
I am apprehensive that the only way of getting money for such drafts will be by sending them on to Mr. Barnes with directions for him to remit the amount in Bank notes—as no person will like to be at the trouble of sending them to George Town for acceptance, and then of forwarding them on to Philada, when he can at any time get drafts direct on Philadelphia. As good a way therefore as any for you in future will be to direct Mr. B. to remit us in notes—in which we consider there is but very little risk, and which we are frequently ourselves compelled to do.
Mr. Eppes’s Tables we find as you supposed are here. they came whilst I was absent, and with directions as I am told for their detention until further orders
I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt.
My not being able to dispose of your dfts: need not make any difference in your drawing in favor of the Sheriffs, as the short advance which you will require will be perfectly immaterial.
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 12 Sep. and so recorded in SJL.