Thomas Jefferson Papers

George Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson, 18 August 1809

From George Jefferson

Richmond 18th Augt 1809

Dear Sir

It really almost appears as if I shall never more have the pleasure of seeing you at Monticello. Mr Gibson when I last wrote you, had not the most distant thought of going to the Springs this season—not having experienced as he supposed; any benefit from his visit the last.—He has suddenly however, by the advice of some of his friends, determined on making one more trial, and is gone.

I now return1 you the two notes of 4000$ each, which were intended to be used in the bank—the other arrangement having been made: but of which I do not observe that Mr G. has informed you.

I have for some weeks past been absent, & did not return until some hours after his departure.

I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt

Geo. Jefferson

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Aug. 1809 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures not found.

1Word interlined in place of “inclose.”

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