Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Jefferson, 29 September 1802

From George Jefferson

Richmond 29th. Septr. 1802

Dear Sir

I received some few days since on acct. of Mr. Short $:441.62, being the amount recovered of Mayo exclusive of the costs of the suit.

I yesterday made sale of your Tobacco at 5.½$ to Mr. John Richard who was specially commissioned by Jackson & Wharton of Philadelphia to purchase it.

I am Dear Sir Your Very humble Servt.

Geo. Jefferson

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 5 Oct. and so recorded in SJL; also endorsed by TJ:


For George Jefferson’s efforts to recover the debt owed by John MAYO to William Short, see Vol. 31:501, 519, 532, 540; Vol. 32:81, 93; Vol. 34:198; TJ to Short, 19 Apr. 1802.

Merchants JACKSON & WHARTON had purchased some of TJ’s tobacco in Richmond in late 1800, then harshly criticized the crop’s quality upon its arrival in Philadelphia (Vol. 32:516, 545–7, 573–4; Vol. 33:7–8, 33–4, 92, 215–16). For TJ’s record of this 1802 sale, see 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 , 2:1083.

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