From John Carey
Saturday afternoon. [March 1792?]
Having this moment received from Mr. Claxton1 fifteen Dollars for your share of the three lots of books, I beg leave to enclose them to you, as Mr. Jefferson has already paid the whole thirty.
With thanks for your liberal exertions on this occasion, as well as that of the Shorthand, I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obliged humble servt
RC (DLC). Docketed but not dated by JM. Conjectural date assigned on the basis of JM’s return to Virginia. Carey’s departure for London in the summer of 1793 makes a later time another possibility.
1. Probably Thomas Claxton, assistant doorkeeper of the House of Representatives, 1791–94, and doorkeeper, 1794–1821 (Annals of Congress description begins Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States, 1789–1824 (42 vols.; Washington, 1834–56). description ends , 2d Cong., 1st sess., 142; 3d Cong., 1st sess., 134, 770; BDC description begins Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1971 (Washington, 1971). description ends , pp. 57–93 passim).