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Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Burke
Jefferson, Thomas, 1742-1826
October 02, 1780
Volume 15, Page 95

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Richmond, Oct. 2, 1780.


I am sorry to be obliged to inform you that it is out of my power to have paiment made of Mr. Clay's draught for 225,000 dollars. Our treasury is at present absolutely exhausted, and no prospect of its being replenished till the assembly shall have met & have had time to provide supplies. I hope this will reach you in time to prevent the additional disappointment which might arise from your setting out on your journey previous to your receipt of it.

I have the honor to be,
With the greatest esteem & respect, Sir,
Your most obedt. & most humble Servt.,