Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Albert Gallatin, 16 July 1802

To Albert Gallatin

Washington July 16. 1802.

Dear Sir

The bills of exchange for mr Short and mr Erving not being come to hand, I take the liberty of leaving under your cover the letters I have written to them, in which I must request you to insert the bills seal the letters & forward them, without losing the time which would be requisite for returning them to me. the season is already so far advanced as to render it doubtful whether they can be here before the meeting of Congress. accept assurances of my affectionate esteem and respect

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MoSHi: Jefferson Papers); at foot of text: “The Secretary of the treasury”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosures: (1) TJ to William Short, 16 July, and enclosure. (2) TJ to George W. Erving, 16 July, and enclosure.

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