Washington Oct. 30. 06.
I have recieved your favor of the 20th. inst. and the account of Mc.gehee’s debt therein inclosed, and as I was by contract with Mc.gehee to pay £15. towards the discharge of his mortgage, the small sum by which that is exceeded leaves me no difficulty in accepting the proposition in your letter, that is to say I assume to pay on account of that mortgage £15.14.1 Virginia currency, with interest from Nov. 25th. 1772 until paid, excluding war interest, and the suit against Micajah Carr is to be dismissed. with respect to the account of James & Robert Donald & co. against me amounting to £24.1.4 dealings in their Albemarle store, transferred to the Richmond store as £15.17.10 I can say nothing till I return to Monticello in March next. there I have the settlement with mr Strange for so many of their stores as I did suppose comprehended all of them within my knolege, and certainly comprehended their Albemarle store kept by mr Anderson, and their Richmond store. this however can be decided by a moment’s inspection in March when you shall hear from me on the subject. in the mean time you may be assured that I will do in it what shall be found to be just. Accept my salutations & assurances of respect
MHi: Coolidge Collection.