Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to William John Coffee, 19 January 1825

Monticello Jan. 19. 25.

Dear Sir

your favor of the 1st came to hand on the 7th I immediately sent to mr Brockenbrough the one directed to him; and taking for granted that in that you had signified the remittances as in the one to me, I did not send him my letter. the roads being very bad I did not go to the University for 10. days. yesterday however I went, and then for the first time learnt that mr Brockenbrough had not been advised, as I was of the mode of remittance. I therefore this day carried him an extract of your letter, and by the mail which carries you this he will send you a draught on Richmd payable at sight, for the sum of 45. D. as you desire, and will make the subsequent remittance also as you desire. this delay of 10. days is imputable to this circumstances alone.  I have for some time refused any more to set for portrait or busts. but unwilling to refuse you, and your proposition being for a whole length, takes it out of my rule. so I shall willingly comply with your request on that subject. you know that here you are a welcome guest always, and expected always to make it your head quarters. ever with esteem and respect yours

Th: Jefferson


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