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Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Burke
Jefferson, Thomas, 1742-1826
October 02, 1780
Volume 15, Page 370

GOV. THOMAS JEFFERSON TO HON. THOMAS BURKE.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Richmond, Oct. 2nd, 1780.

Sir:

I am sorry to be obliged to inform you that it is out of our power to have payment made of Mr. Clay's draught for $225,000. Our Treasury is at present absolutely exhausted, and no prospect of its being replenished till the Assembly shall have met and 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 this.

I have the honor to be,
With the greatest esteem and respect, Sir,
Your most ob. and Humble Servt.,
THOMAS JEFFERSON.