Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to James Maxwell, 1 October 1820

To James Maxwell

Monticello Oct. 1. 20.


I find here your letter of Aug. 23. on my return home af[t]er an absence of several weeks, which must apologize for this delay of it’s acknolegement. Having no medium in which my subscription for the Analectic magazine for the last year can be remitted but the bills of our state banks, I now inclose you 6.D. in their notes. observing that Peter Cottom is your agent at Richmond it will be more convenient to me in future to give him a standing order on my agent in that place to pay him the annual price on his application, which I shall take care to do. Accept my respectful salutations.

Th: Jeffer[son]

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Henry Dearborn to TJ, 3 Mar. 1820; one word faint; signature torn at seal; at foot of text: “Mr James Maxwell”; endorsed by TJ. Mistakenly recorded in SJL in the column for letters received under 6 Oct. 1820, with additional bracketed notation: “6.D. for analect. magazine.”

my agent: Bernard Peyton.

Index Entries

  • banks; currency issued by search
  • Cottom, Peter; as subscription agent search
  • currency; paper search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; subscriptions search
  • Maxwell, James; andAnalectic Magazine search
  • Maxwell, James; letter to search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ returns from search
  • subscriptions, for publications; journals search
  • The Analectic Magazine search
  • Virginia; banks in search