Thomas Jefferson Papers

Benjamin Morgan to Thomas Jefferson, 25 February 1810

From Benjamin Morgan

New Orleans Feby 25th 1810


Your letter of the 3d Ulto with sundry papers to receive of Mr A L Duncan the proceeds of John Peytons Estate together with the duplicate reached me on the 21th Instant

I waited upon Mr Duncan and presented him the order of the brothers & sister of the deceased in your favour and demanded payment—He has replied to me in writing declining settling or paying over any money until the return of Mr Robt Peyton as will appear by the copy of his note hereto annexed—This Estate is likely to turn out very different from the expectation of the Heirs I will however insist upon Mr Duncans paying me for your Account & by virtue of the order whatever it may produce when settled and which will be remitted to you in a Bill of Exchange as soon as it is receiv’d—

I am with much respect & esteem Your Most Obt Hble servt

Benja Morgan

RC (MHi); addressed (one word illegible): “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello [. . .] Mail”; franked and postmarked; with enclosure subjoined; endorsed by TJ as received 15 Apr. 1810 and so recorded in SJL.

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