Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Short, 16 May 1803

From William Short

May 16 [1803]

Jeffn.—ansr. his last—mention my lands—shall request Mr. G. Jeff. to advertise them—shall endeavour to return to Virgia. Springs—uncertain if I shall find him at Mont. if [so shd.] be happy to see him there once more—Taylor to recieve the 500 a month—as to the political part of his letter—always my opinion on this subject—founded on my knowlege of the Spa. Govt—happy in the result—do not give credit to the idea of purchasing to the left bank [&c if] it [exacts] and it may [. . .], contrary to my expectation—beyond the most sanguine

FC (DLC: Short Papers); blurred; partially dated; entirely in Short’s hand, consisting of an entry in his epistolary record. Recorded in SJL as received from Philadelphia on 18 May.

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