Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Taylor to Thomas Jefferson, 25 March 1821

From John Taylor

Port Royal March 25. 1821

Dear Sir

Nothing can be better, nor more conformable to my wishes, than the mode you mention of learning the wants of Colo Nicholas’s family, and the application of the small sum destined towards their alleviation; and I thankfully agree to it. You will therefore be so good as to add to the obligation, by informing me, in which of the banks at Fredericksburg the money shall be lodged, or whether it shall be lodged in the hands of an individual, subject to your order, or to the order of any person whom you may nominate to receive it. This will be a much speedier mode of remitting it, than to wait for an opportunity which seldom occurs.

Accept Sir, the highest respect of,
Your mo: obt Sert

John Taylor

RC (NHi: American Historical Manuscript Collection); endorsed by TJ as received 31 Mar. 1821 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Bernard Peyton, 12 Aug. 1822, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson esqr Monticello”; stamped; postmarked Port Royal, 27 Mar. 1821.

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