(1743-1826) 3rd President of the United States (1801-09); primary author of the Declaration of Independence. Autograph Letter Signed ("Th: Jefferson"), one page, 10 x 8 inches, Washington, Mar. 24 (18)06. To John H. Freeman, his overseer at Monticello. In full: "Mr. William Williams called on me two days ago, and produced to me your 2 notes for 105.D each. I paid him 110.D. & gave my note that I would remit 100.D more by the post which leaves this Apr. 7 to be paid by you to Amos Williams or order, on which occasion you will be so good as to take in my note.
You mention in your letter of the 15th that Mr. Baker had delivered a mule, for the horse of mine which died after Mr. Randolph's journey here, but I can by no means admit this loss to fall on Mr. Randolph, as the journey of his family to this place interests me as much as himself. Be so good therefore as to return the mule immediately to Mr. Baker, and admit no refusal to recieve it. I think Congress will rise about the 14th of April. Mr. Randolph & family will proceed directly to Monticello, where they may be expected about the 19th and I shall join them three or four days after. I hope they will pass up the mountain by the new road. Accept my best wishes."
William Williams was a signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut and a member of the Continental Congress. Jefferson 's mother was Jane Randolph and he mantained very close relations with the Randolph family.
Estimated Value $15,000 - 20,000