From George Jefferson
Richmond 23d. Janr. 1801
Your favor of the 16th. came duly to hand. Mr. Barnes had, previous to its receipt, remitted us the $:384.43 you mention; and which came before it was wanted.
I have at length seen Brown—he promises very shortly to have Mr. Shorts a/c adjusted; he has but lately left his room & is still far from being well. I think there will not be much more delay in this business, as he did not appear at all to relish the heat of a suit; and begged of me to assure you that it was not with the view of keeping the money in his hands that the delay was occasioned.
Not having heard from Moseby I have put his note into the hands of an Atty—Mr. Creed Taylor, who appears to be positive he will not be compelled to institute a suit.
Yr. Very humble servt.
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 28 Jan. and so recorded in SJL.
For the two small casks of wine which Joseph Yznardi, Sr., requested that Samuel Smith forward to TJ, see Smith to TJ, 8 Oct., and TJ’s response of 17 Oct. 1800.
1. MS: “Buchananan.”