Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 16 January 1801

To George Jefferson

Washington Jan. 16. 1801.

Dear Sir

I recieved yesterday your’s of the 10th. and immediately wrote to mr Barnes at Georgetown to remit you 3[84.]43 D which with the 535.83 D exchanged with mr Short will make up 920.26 the amount of my draughts on you, and be recieved I am in hopes before more of those draughts are presented than the 535.83 will answer. I am with great esteem Dear Sir

Your’s affectionately

Th: Jefferson

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

For TJ’s request of John Barnes of Georgetown to have $384.43 in bank bills remitted to George Jefferson, see Barnes to TJ, 15 Jan.

My draughts on you: see TJ to George Jefferson, 5 Jan. The largest payment of $550.16 to Richard Richardson was for the hire of slaves (see TJ to Richardson, 8 Jan. 1801; 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 , 2:1032–3).

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