Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to William F. Gray, 23 March 1820

To William F. Gray

Mon[ticello] [M]ar. 23. [20.]


I now inclose you 37.50 D to discharge my debt to you of 37.35 D   In the box of books I sent you, was a map on1 sheets to be pasted together, which was not returned with the books.

if it has not been mislaid I shall be glad to recieve it.

if rolled on a round stick it may safely be committed to the mail stage.2 as some anxieties attend remittances by mail, I should be glad to recieve your assurance that this gets safe to hand. I salute you with esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC: TJ Papers, 217:38745); on verso of reused address cover of Henry Clay to TJ, 26 Feb. 1820; dateline faint; at foot of text: “Mr Wm F. Gray”; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 23 Mar. 1820 and so recorded (with parenthetical notation: “37.50”) in SJL.

1Reworked from “to be,” which TJ did not fully cancel.

2Omitted period at right margin editorially supplied.

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