Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to James Currie, 14 December 1800

To James Currie

Washington Dec. 14. 1800.

Dear Sir

I recieved your favor covering mr Ross’s last observations, some time before I left home. a great deal of business pressing on me at that time, as preparatory to my departure for this place, I was unable to attend to this at all. I have taken the first leisure moment I had here, to consider these last observations. we differ in a fact, no further material than as explanatory of the state of things at a particular moment. that there may be an end to this [dispute?], I am contented the case should proceed to arbitration without further addition on my part. my thanks to you for the trouble you take in this business, and assurances of all possible esteem & attachment from Dear Sir

Your friend & servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); blurred; at foot of text: “Doctr. James Currie”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.

According to SJL, TJ received Currie’s favor of 27 Oct. (now missing) on 3 Nov. For the settlement of TJ’s dispute with David Ross, see note to TJ to George Jefferson, 14 Oct. 1799.

A letter from TJ to Currie of 6 Oct., recorded in SJL with the notation “coverg. Ross’s papers,” and Currie’s response of the 17th, recorded in SJL as received 24 Oct., are also missing.

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