Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to James Leitch, 28 July 1818

To James Leitch

Monticello July 28. 18.

Dear Sir

I shall set out the day after tomorrow for the Gap, and after our business done I shall visit Staunton, and, being so far on the way shall visit the Warm springs to which I have been going and ought to have gone 2. or 3. years ago. but I must borrow of you the money for my journey which I suppose will take 100.D. I am the more reluctant on this because I cannot reimburse it by an immediate draught on Richmond1 finding I have overdrawn my funds there between 3. & 400.D. soon after my return, or in all September at furthest, I shall be in funds again to meet every thing. moderate sized bills will do best for the road if you can spare them.   Your’s with friendship & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Mr James Leitch”; endorsed by TJ.

the gap: Rockfish Gap.

1Preceding two words interlined.

Index Entries

  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with J. Leitch search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Travels; to Rockfish Gap search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Travels; to Warm Springs search
  • Leitch, James; letters to search
  • Leitch, James; TJ’s debt to search
  • Staunton, Va.; TJ visits search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; commissioners’ meeting at Rockfish Gap search
  • Warm Springs (Bath Co.); TJ visits search