Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Neilson, 31 May 1820

Monticello. May 31. 20.

Dear Sir

I inclose you my note for the money due you, settled as you desired. my reason for allowing compound interest in this case (the only one in which I ever did so) was explained in conversation I have taken 2. years for payment, because the fall of produce, likely to be permanent, were I to wait for crops, would too much retard the payment of monies due from me, and which I am anxious to discharge.

I salute you always, with friendship & best wishes

Th: Jefferson

CSmH: Jefferson File, Bixby Acquisition.

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