From George Callaway
Decr 5. 1811—
your note of this morning1 I have recd & I am to express my utter astonishment at the claim you have therein set forth—such a claim was suggested to me by capt— Mitchell at the time you wished to sell him your wheat, but as to its validity I have never for a moment thot of it—However that you may be yourself satisfied I will see you tomorow at your own house where the boy tells Mr Griffen will also be—The present is the first line I have recd from you
RC (MHi); dateline beneath signature; at foot of text: “Mr. Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 6 Dec. 1811 and so recorded in SJL.
William mitchell was a merchant in Lynchburg.
1. Manuscript: “mornig.”