To Gibson & Jefferson
Washington Nov. 9. 1802.
To keep you in bank I inclose you one hundred and fifty dollars to be entered to my credit.
I have this day drawn on you in favor of John Rogers of Albemarle for 43. D 91 c and in favor of Joseph Morin of Columbia for two hundred dollars, which please to honor when presented. Accept assurances of my friendly attachment & best wishes.
PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Recorded in SJL with notation “150. D.”
The draft on behalf of JOSEPH MORIN (Moran) was a portion of the $848 TJ owed for stone work done on the nailery and offices at Monticello. Starting with an initial payment of $100 in October, the president was to pay Moran in monthly installments of $200. A letter of this day from TJ to Moran has not been found but was recorded in SJL with the notation “200. D.” (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, 1086).