Thomas Jefferson Papers

Archibald Robertson to Thomas Jefferson, 20 February 1812

From Archibald Robertson

Lynchburg 20 Feby 1812

Dear Sir

The sudden & untimely end of our friend Mr Wm Brown has placed us in rather a disagreeable situation as to money matters—we are therefore under the necessity of making application to those in arrears, Be assured it is with reluctance that we call on you at this time, from what pass’d when I last had the pleasure of seeing you—any aid that you can give us will be thankfully received, & beg you will excuse so unexpected an application—I remain

very respectfully Your mo obt St

A. Robertson

RC (ViU: TJP); endorsed by TJ as received 26 Feb. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

A letter from Brown & Robertson to TJ of 17 Dec. 1811, not found, is recorded in SJL as received from Lynchburg on 18 Dec. 1811.

Index Entries

  • Brown, William (of Lynchburg); death of search
  • Brown & Robertson (Lynchburg firm); letters from accounted for search
  • Robertson, Archibald; calls for payment search
  • Robertson, Archibald; letters from search
  • Robertson, Archibald; reports W. Brown’s death search