Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Dabney Carr, 29 May 1807

Charlottesville. May 29th 1807.

Dear Sir

I have just recd your letter of the 25th—Perry’s bond, on which you were to pay me money, was put into my hands for collection; it was expected by the holder that I should have to travel through a course of law, before the money could be gotten—the arrangement made with you brings it earlier than a suit could have done—I suppose therefore, that I may with propriety give the time you wish—& I need not add, that I do this with pleasure—Perry’s bond carries interest till paid—The delay therefore, will increase, a little, the sum to be paid—

You may remember, that while at Monticello, I presented you an order drawn on you, by Wm Maddox in favour of E. Alexander for £ 8.12.6. which you said you would pay—The order was given me by Alexander towards discharging a debt which he owed Jno Speer—Speer has assigned all his debts to his Baltimore Creditors, & they are pressing me to close the collection as quickly as possible; I wish therefore to know, when it will be convenient for you to pay it.

The debt you mention against Stewart was not under my management—on enquiring at the office, & of the Sheriff, I find there are two judgments against Stewart, & Walker as his bail—the executions on both are now in the Sheriffs hands—I mentioned to him what you had said in a letter to me; & he promised to send on to you by this Mail, a Statement of the debts—They are small I believe—The one of them, is for Malinda’s hire, assigned away by my brother Sam.

affectionately yrs

D Carr

ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers.

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