Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to William McClure, 5 May 1812

To William McClure

Monticello May 5. 12.


Just as I am setting out for Bedford I recieve a letter from mr James Hamilton, dated Williamsboro, informing me that Mr Robert Hamilton had written to me some time ago on the subject of the monies subscribed here, and having recieved no answer had assigned the matter to him. I never recieved mr R. Hamilton’s letter. as mr James Hamilton writes very pressingly, I must get the favor of you to obtain from such of the subscribers as have deposited their money in the bank of Richmond, orders on the bank paiable to James Hamilton, and to get those who have not deposited there, to do it immediately and give you like orders, to be put into my hands on my return. I will then, as I have engaged in my answer to mr Hamilton, forward them to the Cashier of the bank & give notice of it to mr Hamilton. Accept my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

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

Index Entries

  • Albemarle County, Va.; cloth factory in search
  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); and W. McClure’s debt search
  • Hamilton, James; and W. McClure’s debts search
  • Hamilton, Robert; and W. McClure’s debts search
  • McClure (McLure), William; debts of search
  • McClure (McLure), William; letters to search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visit to search
  • subscriptions, non-publication; to pay W. McClure’s debts search