To John Wayles Eppes
Monticello Jan. 26. 10
Your letter of the 21st brought to my mind Colo Bentley’s business. I immediately examined the papers, & calculated the balance due, a small one, and wrote to mr James Pleasants a statement of the account, authorising him on paiment of the balance to Gibson & Jefferson in Richmond, to convey the lands to Colo Bentley discharged of all further claims on my part.
Francis is well as we are all, but locked up in snow & ice. Affectionately Your’s
PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “J. W. Eppes”; endorsed by TJ.