Thomas Jefferson Papers

Jonathan Shoemaker to Thomas Jefferson, 15 May 1810

From Jonathan Shoemaker

Wilks barre Pensylvania 15th May 1810

My Friend

Thy Letter of the 22d of Last Month but very lately met me at this Place & I am Sorry to Say it is out of my power to Remit the Sum required, I have however Inclosed one hundred & twenty Dollars wich is all the Money I have by me but Expect to Receive some more before I Leave Pensylvania, I Expect to be at Shadwell Early in June, in the Mean wile if thee whould call on my Son Lukens, I have no doubt but he will Endeavour to collect 80$ more, I hope thee will be so good as not to resort to any Measures, that may Injure me or the Credit of the Mills as I Trust & Believe the Credit of the latter at least when I Left was Such as I Apprehended would Insure us a great deal of business wich I had in my own mind Prepared to meet the Insuing Season

with best Wishes &c

Jonathan Shoemaker

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 6 June 1810 and so recorded in SJL.

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