To George Jefferson
Monticello Sep. 24. 1802.
I some days ago drew an order on you for 79.69 D in favor of Burgess Griffin for my taxes in Bedford; but fearing it may not get to his hands in time to deliver to his sheriff William Trigg1 before his departure, I pray you to pay him on demand with or without the order. but I believe the true sum should have been 76.92 but of this he can inform you.
On the 21st. inst. I drew on you in favor of Randolph Jefferson for 60. D. Our sheriffs have not yet called on me: but I suppose my draughts in their favor will amount to about 600. D. I have a letter yesterday from mr Barnes in which he informs me he shall be able to replace all [. . .] 8th. of [the next] month. on the 20th. of August I drew on you in favor of John B. Magruder for 104.54 payable at I forget how many days sight, but enough I know to enable mr Barnes’s remittance to anticipate it. I leave this on the 28th. or 29th. for Washington. Accept my affectionate salutations
PrC (MHi); faint; at foot of text: “Mr. George Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.
A letter to BURGESS GRIFFIN, recorded in SJL as sent 16 Sep., has not been found, but TJ did note the tax payment in his account book at the same date (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). For TJ’s accounts with several Virginia SHERIFFS, see TJ to George Jefferson, 5 Oct. 1802.
1. Name interlined.