From Charles Copland
Richmond 15 March 1801
Your favor of the 11th instant is recd, I can not better answer your letter, than by sending you a copy of my last letter to Mrs Randolph—at the time Mr Grymes confessed Judgt, the annuities of 150 pounds sterling were calculated up to the first day of January 1800—of course on the first day of January last 150 pounds was due for last years annuity, which I have not yet demanded of Mr Grymes not knowing whether I was to ask the whole or only half of that sum. of this you will be good enough to advise me—
I am Sir your obt Servt
Ch S Copland
RC (MHi); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr City of Washington”; franked and postmarked; endorsed by TJ as received 20 Mch. and so recorded in SJL.
Favor of the 11th: TJ to Copland, 11 Mch. 1801. TJ’s letter indicated that Grymes had paid a sum and, before a release from judgment could be rendered, inquired whether the payment completed the moiety of the whole arrearages due to Ariana Randolph and how the amount was calculated (PrC in MHi; blurred; at foot of text: “Mr. Charles Copeland”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso).