Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Eston Randolph, 24 June 1819

Monticello June 24. 19.

Dear Sir

I mentioned to you some days ago that I had a note in the bank of the US. for 1000. D. which I was notified at the time must be paid up at it’s term, and could not be renewed. as I sent it with a blank date to be filled on the day of actual discount, I do not know the precise day it is due, but I know it is between the 1st & 7th of July. for this I have no earthly resource but the balance due me from you and the millrent of the quarter due the last day of this month. this flour I think you said you would send immediately, and I hope you will provide for the balance of cash also. nothing is so painful as to press you inconveniently, but the consequence of letting my note fall on my endorser, gives me a horror I cannot meet, and leaves me no salvation from it but yourself. money placed in Richmond is will be the same thing or better than cash here. I had fixed on this day sennight for my departure for Bedford, but that must depend on my getting this gap previously stopped. with a thousand apologies for the anxiety I feel I salute you affectionately

Th: Jefferson

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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