Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Martin to Thomas Jefferson, 2 December 1809

From James Martin

December 2nd 1809

D sir,

I am offered the $4000 for your land payable $1000 on the first day of april next an three annual payments for the balancee I have full confidence in the punctuality of the purchaser who can give me any Security I demand I darsay their will be no danger, but the whole will be paid to the day he prefers pursonal security he will give such as is unexceptionable,—

please say immediatily if I shall close with the above proportions in the mean time I have an offer in three payment agreeable to your first Instructions I shall close but think if the differance In payment is not matereal with you It will be best to except the above offer But still wait your instructions for the same I am Sir

your Humble Servt

James Martin

NB. the last offer of three payments to take place 1st day of April next—


RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 14 Dec. 1809 and so recorded in SJL.

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