To George Jefferson
Washington Oct. 5. 1802.
The draughts heretofore1 made on you, and which now ought to be covered, have been as follows.
|now drawn.||Benj. Brown||285.83|
I now inclose you the first halves of 1200. Doll. branch bank of the US. the other halves shall follow immediately. as some of the first draughts above mentioned have not reached their term of paiment, and it will be some time before the two last get round, I will take a little more time to provide for them (as I arrived here last night only) as well as for some other paiments I have still to make in Richmond. this on the supposition that the money recieved for mr Short has been drawn or will be wanting for himself. should it be otherwise, and remain in account between yourself & mr Barnes, I will exchange money here for it, and it will more than cover all I shall want there. on this subject you will be so good as to inform me. Accept my affectionate salutations.
PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. George Jefferson.” Recorded in SJL with notation “1200.”
TJ had purchased meat from David ISAACS (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). On this day TJ also wrote letters to Benjamin BROWN and Thomas WELLS, Jr., recorded in SJL with the notations “285.83” and
“133.33,” respectively. Neither note has been found. Wells responded with a letter of 8 Oct., recorded in SJL as received 10 Oct. but not found (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; Promissory Note to Thomas Wells, Jr., 6 Sep.).
1. Word interlined.