Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 3 August 1821

To John Taylor

Monticello Aug 3. 21

Dear Sir,

Your favor of the 24h came to hand on the 29th1 inst, but I have not been able to See my grandson till this day. I now enclose you his receipt for the Fredericksberg Check on the bk of Virginia for 500 D. he says it will render very signal service at this time to the family. the quarter from which it came will be unknown to him2 till my death when his possession3 of my papers will of course disclose it to him. I salute you with affectionate friendship & respect4

Th Jefferson5

Tr (NHi: American Historical Manuscript Collection); in pencil; subjoined to RC of Taylor to TJ, 3 Aug. 1821; adjacent to signature: “Col Taylor”; with note at foot of text in same hand as letter: “Original once mine, given to Mrs Andrews (Shrwin daghter).” Enclosure not found.

1Manuscript: “19th.”

2Word added in margin in place of “the family.”

3Manuscript: “possesson.”

4Manuscript: “respet.”

5Manuscript: “Jeffeson.”

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  • charity; donations to families in need search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; and TJ’s death search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; gifts of search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); family of search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and W. C. Nicholas’s estate search
  • Taylor, John (of Caroline); donation to W. C. Nicholas’s family search
  • Taylor, John (of Caroline); letters to search