Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to James Rawlings, 10 May 1818

To James Rawlings

Monticello May 10. 18.


Yours of Mar. 21. came to hand in the moment of my departure on a journey from which I am but just now returned, or the answer should not have been so long delayed. these arrearages have occurred from inattention partly, but chiefly from the circumstance that no agent has applied for them. I now inclose an order on mr Gibson for 71.90 insurance & interest from 1814. to 1818. inclusive on my house at this place, and if I could be reminded, or recollect it myself annually, it should be punctually paid in Richmond in the same way.

I tender you the assurance of my respect

Th: Jefferson

RC (Heritage Auctions, auction 6084, Beverly Hills, Calif., 4 Oct. 2012, lot 34076); at foot of text: “Mr James Rawlings.” PoC (MHi); on verso of portion of reused address cover of Joel Yancey to TJ, 5 Mar. 1818 (see note to TJ to Yancey, 14 Mar. 1818); endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

Index Entries

  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments made for TJ search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); insurance on search
  • Mutual Assurance Society; and TJ’s insurance search
  • Rawlings, James; and Mutual Assurance Society search
  • Rawlings, James; letters to search