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Letter, 1826 March 24, Monticello, [Albemarle County, Virginia] to [William Short], n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Financial distress brought on by "my unskillful stewardship of Agricultural property" and inattention to it is leading Jefferson to consider the sale of his property; the "prostrate" real estate market in Virginia is preventing him from finding an outright purchaser, though, and fair market value could not be obtained by auction; as a result, he is considering a lottery for some of his land to earn money to pay his debts; compliments toward him in the press are a "soothing balm" and should help with the sale of the lottery tickets.
Issued Date: 1826-03-24
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/14892
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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