Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Low, 15 March 1812

To John Low

Monticello Mar. 15. 12.


Your letter of Mar. 2. is just now recieved; the former one, after long lingering on the road, had been also recieved, and had compleatly removed all doubts as to my subscription. I presume it had taken place probably 9. or 10. years ago, before the multitude of those applications had obliged me to keep an account of them. the lapse of time and other occupations had compleatly erased it from my memory. expecting soon to have another remittance to make to New York I had delayed yours, with a view to include both in one draught: but now desire my correspondents in Richmond, Messrs Gibson & Jefferson to remit you, without further delay seventy five dollars, which you will accordingly recieve from them in the course of not many days after your reciept of this. regretting the trouble & delay which the default of my memory has occasioned you, I pray you to accept the assurance of my respects.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr John Low”; endorsed by TJ.

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