Thomas Jefferson Papers

John M. Perry to Thomas Jefferson, 10 April 1819

From John M. Perry

Charlottesville april 10th 1819

Dr Sir

Capt Garrett informs me that I Can only get $2000 on account of the property Sold to the university.1 I have made arangements to use $3000—which I am Concious is less than the one halfMr Dinsmore Can satisfy you as to this fact.2 I have made purchases under these Impressions—will you be pleased therefore to let me have at this time as much of that money as—the 3000$

your obt humble Servt

John M Perry

RC (CSmH: JF-BA); with note by TJ at foot of text: “countersigned for 3000”; addressed: “Thos Jefferson Esquire Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 10 Apr. 1819 and so recorded in SJL.

1Omitted period at right margin editorially supplied.

2Omitted period at right margin editorially supplied.

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  • Dinsmore, James; and J. M. Perry search
  • Garrett, Alexander; as University of Virginia bursar search
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