Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to William Gough, 12 October 1822

Monticello. Oct. 12. 22.


My business here has rendered it impossible for me to visit Poplar Forest as yet; in the mean time my taxes are becoming due in Bedford, and not knowing their amount, to prevent difficulty I inclose an order on Colo Bernard Peyton of Richmond in favor of the Sheriff of Bedford, naming one hundred Dollars but leaving a blank after the hundred for you to fill up with the additional odd dollars and cents, whatever they may be. I write to Colo Peyton to inform him of this draught and that the odd Dollars & cents will be filled up by another hand. accept of my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson


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