Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Currie, 2 February 1803

From James Currie

Richmond February 2d. 1803

Dr Sir

In compliance with your friendly request when I was at Monticello last fall I have taken the liberty of stating our account & hope youll find it Correct There is one payment you made Mr Burr as a fee in my unfortunate matter w Mr R Morris its amount I have forgot youll please take credit for it w interest on whatever it was till the 1st. of April next & state it when you are at leisure & if the ballce. can be paid by the time the act is stated up to, it will add to the many obligations & attentions I have had the honor to receive. with sentiments of the most unfeigned & respectfull regard & Esteem, I Ever am

Dr Sir—your much Obliged & very Devoted Hble Servt.

James Currie

RC (MHi); address clipped; in Currie’s hand: “fav[or] T M Randolph Esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 Mch. and so recorded in SJL.

In 1798, TJ paid Aaron burr $50 to perform legal services for Currie, who was trying to recover a debt owed him by Robert morris (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 , 2:984; Vol. 30:171–2, 356–7, 366–7).

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