Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Jefferson, 21 September 1803

From George Jefferson

Richmond 21st. Septr. 1803

Dear Sir

You will before this, have found that I was disappointed in forwarding the articles mentioned in my last.

The Waggoner who brought your note having failed to call again, although he promised positively to do so; and altho’ we supposed he had engaged as positively with you to carry them. I conclude he must have got an extra price for taking some other loading.

If the River continues low be pleased to get some one in Milton to engage a Waggoner who is known to call on me; I do not know any, and should not like to trust a stranger.

The screws have at length arrived. they were not forwarded I expect until my letter reached Mr. Barnes informing him they had not come to hand.

Yr. Mt. humble servt.

Geo. Jefferson

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 25 Sep. and so recorded in SJL.

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