Thomas Jefferson Papers

Eli Alexander to Thomas Jefferson, 22 July 1809

From Eli Alexander

Shadwell July 22–1809

Dear Sir

your note of today is before me. I have notised the contents & am sorry its not in my power to discharge the ballence of the Rent due at this time. but hope it will be in my power in a few days as I have sold and deliverid to Mr Shoemaker all the old wheat I had on hand for the express purpose of paying of that claim—as soon tharefore as Mr Shoemaker returns who is now gone to Fredricksburg. I will urge the payment for the wheat and will se you amediately in order to have a settlement—

Im Dr Sir Respectly yor Ob St

Eli Alexander

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 22 July 1809 and so recorded in SJL.

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  • Shoemaker, Isaac; and postal route search
  • Shoemaker, Jonathan; rent due from search