Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 5 March 1803

To George Jefferson

Washington Mar. 5th. 1803

Dear Sir

In my letter of Feb 28 I informed you I had drawn on you in favor of Craven Peyton for a thousand dollars payable the 10th. instant, and that that sum should be remitted you from hence on this day. accordingly I now inclose you 18. bills of 50. D cash, and one of 100. making the sum of 1000. D branch bank of this place.

About the beginning of October, I left a box of [. . .] at Monticello to be forwarded to my address here. I believe 3. other boxes, containing busts belonging to Dr. Thornton & addressed either to him or me, [were] joined with mine. they have never been heard of. I have had enquiry made at home, & the information [is] that they were forwarded to you by the boats. do you know any thing of them? be so good as to address the answer to me at Monticello where I shall be from the 11th. to the 28th. Accept assurances of my constant attachment.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); faint and blurred; at foot of text: “Mr George Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Recorded in SJL with notation “1000. D.” Enclosures not found, but see below.

On the previous day, John Barnes sent TJ an itemized list of the bank bills used in the transaction, and TJ recorded the payment to Gibson & Jefferson in his financial memoranda (MS in MHi, in Barnes’s hand, endorsed by TJ on verso: “Jefferson & Gibson. bills sent them Mar. 5. 1803”; 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 , 2:1093).

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