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    Thomas Jefferson Autograph Letter Signed While Secretary of State. One page, 7.25" x 9.5" (sight), Philadelphia; Pennsylvania; December 8, 1793. Addressed to James Brown, a merchant from Richmond who handled many of Jefferson's financial dealings, including his extensive imports from Europe. The letter records the status of a Mr. Short's endeavor to convert his property into stock. It reads in full:

    "I have duly received your favor of Nov. 25. as also a letter from Mr. Hopkins covering certificates of stock of the property of Mr. Short, of the following descriptions and amount, to wit,

    From the loan office of Virginia
    No. 535. D 1093.89 six per cents
    898. D 15,342.18 do.
    899. D 7,504.42 deferred
    900. D 11,256.63 three per cents

    Mr. Hopkins also transmitted me an account of interest received by you from Mr. Short amounting to Ð 2,221.09. Being uninformed of the transactions between yourself and Mr. Short, I am unable to judge whether that sum or any part of it stands as a balance with you in his favor, or has been absorbed by corresponding sums to his debet. Mr. Short's desire being to convert all his sums of interest as fast as they arise into principal stock, I have only to observe that any balance which may remain in your hands if paid at your convenience, shall be converted according to the desires of Mr. Short.

    I thank you for your interesting yourself for me with Mr. Hague & Lister. I had left it in charge with Mr. TM Randolph to have my furniture removed. I expect to be settled at Monticello by the middle of January, and shall take the earliest opportunity of going to Richmond to see about several matters which my business here has obliged me too much to neglect. I am with great esteem Dear Sir

    your friend & servt

    Th: Jefferson."

    The letter is matted and framed with an engraved print of Jefferson to the overall size of 29.75" x 23.75". Not examined outside of the frame.

    Condition: Lightly toned from age with some minor soiling. Some foxing to engraved print. Smoothed folds.


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