Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Jonathan Thompson, 18 July 1822

To Jonathan Thompson

Monticello July 18. 22.

Dear Sir

Your favor of June 24. was recieved in due time, and I have ever since been endeavoring to get an US. bank-bill to cover the disbursements you were so kind as to make for me for the box of seeds. the bills of that bank, being the only form of remittance of small sums which we can make by mail are very rarely to be had in our inland situation. I have at length got a 5.D. bill which I inclose. the surplus is not worth noting, or may meet some similar & future incident. with my thanks for your kindness, accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Jonathan Thompson esq.”; endorsed by TJ. Recorded in SJL with additional bracketed notation: “5.D.”

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