Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joseph Eggleston, 4 December 1807

Amelia 4th. Decr. 1807

Dear Sir,

Your servant delivered your letter respecting the horse last night. Some days ago my nephew shewed me your application to him on the same subject, & at the same time informed me that he had mentioned $250 as his probable price. The truth is I had never fixed on any price for him, because I never proposed selling him, & because I had put him in Dr. C’s possession. If, however, he should suit the expected purpose, he shall be delivered at the price mentioned by Dr. C. as he has expressed his willingness, & even a wish, to have him sent as proposed.

In a day or two I will send for him, in order to have him in place, if you should think proper to purchase him.

I am, very respectfully Yr. obedt. Servt.

Jos: Eggleston

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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