Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 24 October 1800

To George Jefferson

Monticello Oct. 24. 1800.

Dear Sir

I recieved a letter from mr Callender dated in the jail on the 11th. inst. informing me he was about to publish a volume but was under some difficulty in getting it effected. I will ask the favor of you to call on him yourself and to furnish him fifty dollars on my account for which I will request him to send me two copies of his work when out, & the rest to remain till convenience. he mentions in his letter mr Rose’s kindnesses to him. mr Rose is a very old acquaintance of mine & was tutor to mrs Jefferson. be so good as to present my respects to him & to assure him I recollect him with esteem

I take for granted mr Barnes remitted you 680. Doll. the first week in this month. I have an offer of 6. D. in Philadelphia for my tobo. if I will send it there. will you be so good as to try what I can get for it with you, on credit till the 1st. of Apr. those who have already known it’s quality will be most likely to buy. I will thank you for an answer by return of post, as it is necessary I should give an answer to the application from Philadelphia. I desired mr Barnes also to remit you some money for mrs Key. let me know if you please when you recieve it that I may inform her she may draw on you. I am with esteem Dear Sir

Your’s affectionately

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr George Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.

In his financial records at 23 Oct. TJ noted that he had directed George Jefferson to pay Callender $50 (MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1028). See also TJ’s Statement of Account with Gibson & Jefferson, 15 Jan. 1801.

Application from Philadelphia: Leiper to TJ, 9 Oct. A letter from TJ to Ann Key of 23 Oct., recorded in SJL, has not been found.

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