From George Jefferson
Richmond 9th. Janr. 1801.
Your favor of the 5th. is but this moment received. I hasten to inform you that it will be perfectly agreeable to me for you to draw in favor of Mr. Lyle, & of Mr. Tazewell, for the 2000$: you mention; indeed I hope you will not have waited for this permission.
There certainly can be no delay in the receipt of the money from the James River company. the amount I cannot ascertain to night, but will inform you of it in a post or two.
I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt.
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr. Washington”; endorsed by TJ as received 14 Jan. and so recorded in SJL.