Thomas Jefferson Papers

Wilson Cary Nicholas to Thomas Jefferson, 30 March 1818

From Wilson Cary Nicholas

Richmond March 30. 1818

My Dear Sir

I have this moment received your letter of the 26th instant. I have mentioned to as many of the directors as I have seen, your wish to obtain a further accommodation at our office of $3000. It is their opinion as well as mine, that it will give the board pleasure to comply with your request. Much country paper (I mean exclusively) has been done, but how long this will be the case, I do not know. It is attended with real inconvenience to both parties. I am satisfied your paper will be done, with a country endorser, if it shou’d be objected on that account, I will add my name.1 I wou’d offer it to you unconditionally, but it is proper I shou’d keep my account within moderate limits, & I have been obliged to obtain some accommodation for myself. I therefore recommend to you to forward a note endorsed, and I think you may count with certainty upon its being done. If there are two other names, my name being on it, will not be considered as if I was the only endorser. Let the date be blank. I wrote you a letter this morning which will be delivered by Mr Coffee on Saturday next; four or five days will be enough for him, which will enable you to discharge him about the 10th. after seeing more of his work my anxiety is increased that he shou’d take your likeness.

I am my Dear Sir with the greatest respect your hum servt

W. C. Nicholas

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 2 Apr. 1818 and so recorded in SJL.

1Omitted period at right margin editorially supplied.

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States, Second; Richmond branch of search
  • Bank of the United States, Second; TJ’s loan from search
  • banks; in Va. search
  • Coffee, William John; terra-cotta busts by search
  • Coffee, William John; visits Monticello search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Second Bank of the United States search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Portraits; W. J. Coffee’s terra-cotta bust search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Coffee, William J. search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); and Second Bank of the United States search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); and W. J. Coffee search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); finances of search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); letters from search
  • sculpture; W. J. Coffee’s terra-cotta busts search
  • Virginia; banks in search