Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Andrew Smith, 19 October 1820

To Andrew Smith

Monticello Oct. 19. 20.


I avail myself of the first moment it has been in my power to inclose you an order for the 68 D–78 which has been due to you so long, with interest from June 18th 1819. the date of the account. I will not repeat the explanations of my letter of Sep. 5. but am not the less sensible of my own delinquency nor of your indulgence, with which assurance be pleased to accept that of great esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of John Laval to TJ, 28 May 1819; adjacent to signature: “Mr Andrew Smith”; with notation by TJ at foot of text:

“debt 68.78
 16. mo. int.  5.42
endorsed by TJ. Enclosed order on Bernard Peyton not found (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, 2 vols., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1369).

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