Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Henry Mullins, 25 September 1792

To Henry Mullins

Monticello Sep. 25. 1792.


I have for some time been in treaty for the sale of Elkhill, however I have not yet accomplished it. In the mean time it is necessary some attention should be paid to the place, and as I shall not be fixed at home till next March so as to be able to do it myself, I must ask the favor of you. The present tenant I am told is to pay a proportion of the produce in rent. This therefore I must ask the favor of you to sell for me when paid, and have it delivered, and out of it to pay the sheriff’s dues should I not sell the land, which I shall know within a short time and will give you notice of from Philadelphia. I should be glad to rent it again the next year on the same condition that there shall be no Indian corn made on it.—When I come in in March I must ask your assistance to establish the payments to R. Anderson. I am Sir your most obedt. humble servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Capt Henry Mullins.”

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