Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Richard Anderson

Dear sir

A difficulty having been raised in the payment to me of a sum of between $26 & 2700 which I had been lead to to expect with perfect certainty to day and this difficulty as I believe raised with a view to extort from me an usurious deduction I am unable to pay in full my note of $5000 due at your Bank on wednesday next. I remit $3000 and must ask indulgence on the remainder not exceeding sixty days. I prefer trusting to the indulgence of your board from whom I have always recieved such curtesy to doing that which I never have and hope I may never do viz the payment of an usurious interest.

very respectfully your
Th: J. Randolph
RC (PHi: Simon Gratz Autograph Collection); addressed: “Richard Anderson Er Richmond.”