Monticello Feb. 15. 20.
Two days after the date of my last, a rain flooded our river, carried off the ice and floated our boats, which set me afloat again after 7 months exclusion from market. I avail myself of it’s first consequences to remit you what should not, under other circumstances, have been in arrear. I have been thus particular, not from any apprehension of censure from yourself I have had too many proofs of your kind & friendly attentions to suppose that; but because it is pleasing to myself to stand rec[. . .] incuriâ. I salute you with assurances of great & friendly esteem and respect.
P.S. instead of 65.62 the exact sum I inclose 67. as well from the difficulty of inclosing fractional sums as to cover the discount on our bills at your market.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.