Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Charles Wilson Peale, 22 August 1809

To Charles Willson Peale

Monticello Aug. 22. 09

Dear Sir

I have been for some time endeavoring to procure bills of some bank in Philadelphia to enable me to remit you the balance of 49. D 5½ C due you on account of my grandson. finding there is little hope of this, I have this day inclosed to my friend mr Barnes of Georgetown, bills of that place, & prayed him to exchange them for a draught of the Washington bank on that of the US. at Philadelphia in your favor, which you will probably recieve a day or two after the reciept of this. I have now to thank you for all your kindnesses & those of your family to my grandson; and at the same time to convey to you the expressions of his gratitude & affectionate remembrence. he speaks of yourself, mrs Peale & the family always as of his own parents & family. he waits till the frosts set in to go into our lower country to commence his course of Mathematics & Natural philosophy. I cannot describe to you the hope & comfort I derive from his good dispositions & understanding.  

ever Affectionately Yours

Th: Jefferson

RC (NNGL, on deposit NHi); at foot of text: “Mr Peale.” PoC (MHi); endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States; drafts on, by TJ search
  • Barnes, John; handles financial transactions search
  • Georgetown, D.C.; bills drawn at search
  • Peale, Charles Willson; and expenses for T. J. Randolph search
  • Peale, Charles Willson; letters to search
  • Peale, Hannah Moore (Charles Willson Peale’s wife); T. J. Randolph on search
  • Philadelphia; banks search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); education of search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); expenses paid by TJ search