From Chapman Johnson
Richmond 27. February 1817.
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—
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.