Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 28 October 1802

To George Jefferson

Washington Oct. 28. 1802.

Dear Sir

At the request of Mr. DeRieux, I inclose you a letter for him, which he will call for in a few days, being about to embark for France. I believe you know his entire inability to repay any aid he may recieve, which I mention lest he might apply to you on the ground of my acquaintance with him. the truth is he has some time since exhausted all the charities I could justifiably extend to him, and can do nothing more for him. Accept my affectionate salutations.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. George Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosure: TJ to J. P. P. Derieux, 28 Oct., and enclosure.

TJ last recorded offering AID to Derieux on 13 Oct. 1799 (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 , 2:1007).

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