Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Hoomes, 12 May 1801

From John Hoomes

Bowling Green May 12th. 1801

Dear Sir

I have been from home for some time, or your two much esteemed letters would have been answered before this. I herein enclose you the draft on Mr. Barnes that you so obligingly sent me, & I will thank you either to send me bank notes, or a draft on Richmond as may be most convenient to yourself.

I am extreamly glad to find by your letter of the 17th. ultimo that you are pleased with the horse I sent you; I hope you will be so, with those horses sent you from Petersburg. I have been there lately, and from what I heard of thier price they ought to be good ones I am dear Sir with great esteem & respect yr Hble sevt

John Hoomes

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 14 May and so recorded in SJL.

Two much esteemed letters: TJ to Hoomes, 17 Apr. and 7 May 1801.

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