To George Jefferson
Monticello Sep. 8. 1802.
I shall have occasion to draw on you in favor of our sheriffs for about 600. Dollars payable about the last days of this month, that they may be entitled to the allowance from the treasury. if my tobo. [is?] sold, it will of course [put you in cash]. if not, I must remit it from Washington, which cannot be till the 6th. of October. in case of the tobo. not being sold could you advance the [600.] D. for the [space] of 6. or 8. days? it will be a [singular accommodation?] to me, and I will ask the favor of an immediate answer that my mind may be at ease. Accept my affectionate salutations & esteem.
PrC (MHi); faint; at foot of text: “Mr. George Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Recorded in SJL as a letter of 9 Sep. Enclosure not found.
TJ recorded several tax payments to Virginia SHERIFFS on 16 and 25 Sep. and enumerated these and other transactions in a subsequent letter (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 , 2:1080–1; TJ to George Jefferson, 5 Oct. 1802).
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