Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John H. Craven, 1 January 1808

Monticello Jenuary 1st. 1808

Dr Sir

yours of the 20th Came Safe to hand and I Can but express Some Surprise that you have been So misinformd with respects to the ballance due for my last years rent. I have an accopt against you to the amount of £213.7.9 exclusive of accopts I have against John Perry James Dinsmore and hugh Chesholm to a Consederable amount—the balance wil be So enconsiderable that I hope you wil keep it in your own hands at least until I have Some better prospect of paying, with respect to the draught I left it in the hands of Colo william Payn of Fairfax and expected he would presented it to the day no doubt he wil Call Soon for it I am with respect your obdt Sert

John H Craven

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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