Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Edmund Bacon, 11 September 1822

11th Sepr 1822

Deare Sir.

In my arrangements of my moove I have considerd to make you a propersition respecting the money due to John Bacon. I have a waggon and several horses to buy, and altho I should be Obliged to pay a much higher price than if I had cash to perchase with yet for your accomodation I expect I can procure those articles by giving orders on you payable in as short a time as can be Possible for you to appoint. the sooner you can pay the cheaper. I can purchase. I had it in contemplation before I received your note yesterday to ask you to let Joe Iron a waggon for me which Would be worth $40 which he & his striker could do in 10 days and that You could also furnish the Iron on terms of 12 months credit. this would enable you to pay 80 or 100$ of the above bond. I dont wish to be troublesome to you in the least. I only propose Such things as I consider to Your interest. and confess it. is more sootable to get so much of my arrangements done at home as I can than to go else whare. I am to see a man to day about a waggon & team and would tharefore be very thankfull if you could say the earliest hour you could enable me to draw on You on acct John Bacons bond on you. I am really disposed to do nothing against Your wish & interest. but if I leave any of my affairs unsettled here it may cost me more trouble than my situation will admit. all my relations even my old mother is going with me.

Sincerely Yours &c

E Bacon

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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