Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Lyle, 3 January 1801

From James Lyle

Manchester January 3d. 1801

Dear Sir

I wrote you a considerable time ago and then enclosed a state, how accounts stood between us at that time, in order that you might see the credits and examine, the charges of Interest, and the mode adopted which I beleive to be right.

I hope that letter got safe to your hands; your not writing me, I imputed to your having business of more consequence to attend to, and so many calculations &c might require more time to examine than you could at that time spare.

I am happy at the prospect of your being chosen to the highest office in the United States; I think, and hope there is no doubt now remaining. I am with sincere Esteem

Dear Sir Your Most humle Servt.

James Lyle

I shall expect to hear from you if the state mentioned got safe to you.

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 9 Jan. and so recorded in SJL.

Wrote you a considerable time ago: Lyle to TJ, 18 Aug. 1800, enclosing a statement of their account.

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