To Albert Gallatin
Monticello Sep. 27. 1802
Your’s of the 21st. came to hand yesterday. the matter of it shall be the subject of conversation when we meet at Washington; to which place I had intended to set out this day, so as to have arrived there on the last day of the month. but unexpected delays in getting my carriage ready will detain me here till the last day of the month, if not the 1st. of the ensuing. I shall be with you of a certainty on Sunday or Monday. in the mean time accept my affectionate salutations.
RC (NHi: Gallatin Papers); addressed: “Albert Gallatin Secretary of the Treasury Washington”; franked; postmarked “Milton”; endorsed. PrC (DLC).
TJ arrived in Washington on MONDAY, 4 Oct. (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 , 2:1082).