Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Steele, 23 March 1820

To John Steele

Monticello Mar. 23. 20.

Dear Sir

Agreeable to the statement in your favor of the 22d Ult of the duties on the wines sent me from Marseilles I now inclose you 18.D. of Virginia bank paper, which being probably subject to some discount with you, the little fraction over the 17.44 may perhaps cover that. some anxieties always attending remittances by mail I will ask the favor of being assured that this gets safely to hand. I salute you with thankfulness & with great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Thomas Lehré to TJ, 15 May 1819; at foot of text: “Genl Steele”; endorsed by TJ. Recorded in SJL with parenthetical notation: “18.D.”

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