Thomas Jefferson Papers

John C. Wells to Thomas Jefferson, 12 May 1820

From John C. Wells

Charlottesville May 12th 1820

Dear Sir

I shall start to Richmond on Tuesday morning next, and as I am in great want of money, I hope it will be convenient for you to settle that bond; a draft to Richmond would answer my purpose, and if you could leave a draft with Mr Bacon for the amount I will leave the bond1 with him. Your early attention to this Troublesome request will confer a

favour on Sir Y obt

John C. Wells

RC (MoSHi: TJC-BC); addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 12 May 1820.

1Preceding three words interlined in place of “settle it.”

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