Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to William Wardlaw, 11 June 1802

To William Wardlaw

Washington June 11. 1802.

Dear Sir

Mr. Barnes two days ago remitted to mrs Jackson 200 Dollars, which will of course get to her hands to-night. I think you mentioned that you should have further remittances to make her. I have to pay 30. Dollars to John Perry, which if you will deliver to him, I will place the same sum for you in mrs Jackson’s hands, it being easier to me to remit to Philadelphia than to Albemarle. I shall await your information on this subject. Accept my best wishes & friendly attachment.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Dr. William Wardlaw”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.

On 26 May, during his stay in Albemarle County, TJ received $100 from Wardlaw to be paid in Philadelphia to Susanna JACKSON, the widow of Dr. David Jackson. The following day TJ agreed to pay another $100 to Jackson for Wardlaw before 15 June, in exchange for which Wardlaw would pay some orders for TJ in Virginia. The same day that he and Wardlaw reached that agreement, TJ gave John PERRY an order on Wardlaw for $30 and gave William Maddox, who was a stonemason doing work at Monticello, an order on Wardlaw for $70 (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 , 2:1072n, 1073; Gallatin to TJ, 27 Dec. 1801).

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