Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Andrew Smith, 5 July 1819

Monticello July 5. 19.


Your favors of June 18. & July 5. are duly recieved. the remittance of the amount of the glass you have been so kind as to furnish me, to wit 68.78D will experience a short delay. the crisis of the times is not unfelt by the farmer. the embarrasments of the merchants withdrawing them from the purchase of his produce occasions with him also a temporary suspension of recieving, & consequently of paying. for I call it a suspension of purchase when the barrel of flour netts to it’s producer at market but 3.94D. as lately in my own case. this disposes me to hold up awhile what more I have on hand, to see if a better price will not be given. but the trial shall be short, and the remittance to messrs Otis, Dunlap & co. shall be little delayed. I suppose [. . .] thro’ them, or yourself when you resume the business, the demands for our University, which will be considerable, can be obtained without application to the principals at Boston.

I salute you with esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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