Thomas Jefferson Papers

Chapman Johnson to Thomas Jefferson, 27 February 1817

From Chapman Johnson

Richmond 27. February 1817.

Dear Sir,

I had the pleasure of receiving your letter, enclosing your bill in Equity, with the accompanying documents—with which, however, I have not yet had an opportunity to make myself acquainted.

I expect to be detained here, until some day next week, and then to set out, with my family, on my return home. I shall pass through Louisa to see my friends there, where it is probable I may be detained a day or two—When I leave Louisa, I will do myself the pleasure to accept your invitation, and spend a night at Monticello—

In the mean time, I will examine your bill and documents, so as to enable me to ask such explanations as may be necessary to my understanding of the cause—

very respectfully your most obt Svt

C. Johnson

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 1 Mar. 1817 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Patrick Gibson, 1 Apr. 1817, on recto and verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 27 Feb.

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