Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Thomas T. Tucker, 12 May 1815

To Thomas T. Tucker

Monticello May 12. 15.

Dear Sir

In compliance with the request of your letter of Apr. 28 I now acknolege the reciept of 8580. Dollars in treasury notes from the Commissioner of loans in Richmond; that I have also recieved mr Barnes’s acknolegement of his receipt at Washington of 4,860. Dollars in Treasury notes, & 10.D in other paper for which I had given him an order. I am not informed of mr Short’s reciept of the 10,500. Dollars for which he had an order, but I presume he has furnished it to you himself, and thus closed the paiment of the whole sum of 23,950 th[e a]mount of the appropriation for the purchase of my library. [Ac]cept the assurance of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover from William W. Hening to TJ; torn at seal; at foot of text: “Thomas T. Tucker esq.”; endorsed by TJ.

The letter of apr. 28 was actually dated 25 Apr. 1815. Thomas Nelson was the federal commissioner of loans in richmond. The paiment of these three orders was reported in An Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of the United States. For the Year 1815 (Washington, 1816), 103.

Index Entries

  • Barnes, John; TJ pays search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and payment for library search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to W. Short search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; payments to J. Barnes search
  • Library of Congress; payment for TJ’s library search
  • Nelson, Thomas; as loan commissioner search
  • Short, William; TJ’s debt to search
  • Treasury Department, U.S.; treasury notes search
  • Tucker, Thomas Tudor; letter to search
  • Tucker, Thomas Tudor; pays TJ for his library search