Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to William Davenport, 4 July 1819

Monticello July 4. 19.


I have been long waiting in the hope of picking up a 5D. bill of the US. bank to remit you according to the account transmitted to me thro’ mr Patterson: but in vain. our inland & uncommercial situation offers nothing but the paper of our state banks, to prevent further delay therefore I inclose you a Richmond 5.D. note and as the banks of every state are at discount in all others, I add a quarter Dollar which will probably make up the discount. I recieved the telescope in good order and well repaired, I salute you with respect.

Th: Jefferson


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