Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Neilson to Thomas Jefferson, 28 May 1820

From John Neilson

University of Va May 28. 1820


Inclosed I send you my account and am anxious you would setles it in whatever manner you may deem equitable at the same time giving me your note payable at any future period that may best suit your conveniency adding the interest to the principle untill the note may be payable.1 you will please not to consider this an aplication for the money, as I have no pressing want of it at present but merely want to have it in some setled manner or form.

With sincere respect I remain your very Humble Servant

John Neilson

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 28 May 1820 and so recorded in SJL; with additional notation by TJ beneath endorsement:

“Apr. 16. 1809.  principal 435.75
11. y. int. 287.60
 May 31. 1820 3.27
covering dome  10. 
 difference. 100.59.”
Enclosure not found.

1Omitted period at right margin editorially supplied.

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