Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Lancelot Minor, 31 March 1821

To Lancelot Minor

Monticello Mar. 31. 21.

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 5th was recieved a few days ago, inclosing your account, balance in your favor 2. D 66 C. I now inclose a 5.D. bill to discharge that balance, and hope you will permit me to consider the surplus 2.34 as a deposit for taxes as far as it will go. mrs Marks is in good health, and joins me in returning many thanks for all the trouble you have been so kind as to take in winding up her affairs which could not have been done here but with great trouble to the creditors. permit me to add the particular assurance of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Joseph C. Cabell to TJ, 22 Dec. 1820; at foot of text: “Colo L. Minor”; endorsed by TJ.

In recording this payment, TJ commented that the taxes on the Louisa County land of his sister Anne Scott Marks “seem to be under 1.D. a year” (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, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1373).

Index Entries

  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and H. Marks’s estate search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; pays taxes search
  • Marks, Anne Scott Jefferson (TJ’s sister; Hastings Marks’s wife); and H. Marks’s estate search
  • Marks, Anne Scott Jefferson (TJ’s sister; Hastings Marks’s wife); health of search
  • Marks, Hastings (TJ’s brother-in-law; Anne Scott Jefferson Marks’s husband); estate of search
  • Minor, Lancelot; and H. Marks’s estate search
  • Minor, Lancelot; letters to search
  • taxes; TJ pays search