Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Jefferson, 31 March 1807

Richmond 31st. Mar: 1807

Dear Sir

We have since our last sold your 18 Hhds of leaf Tobacco to John Tompkins at 7$. payg 1000$ the 15th of next month, & the balance at 60 dys

Mr. T. is a person not much known as a merchant, but he is to give the acceptance of Maitland & Christian of Petersburg—a house in high credit.   As you informed me some time since that you wish’d for the Tobacco to be turn’d into money as soon as possible, I did not like to extend the last payment to 60 days—but as in a subsequent letter you appeared to be only anxious to provide the 1000$ for Mr. Tazewell, I concluded I might venture to accept of an offer so much more advantageous than any other I had received.—there are two Hhds of stemm’d Tobacco yet on hand.—Mr. T. declined taking it at the same price, as it is not now in demand. I calculate however upon doing at least as well with it.

I am Dear Sir Your Very humble Servt.

Geo. Jefferson

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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