Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: Craven Peyton’s Contract with Elizabeth Henderson

Craven Peyton’s Contract with Elizabeth Henderson

‘It is understood that whereas I Elizabeth Henderson have this day sold to Craven Peyton of Virginia my1 dower in certain property in Albermarle county Virginia, including the house I formerly lived in, and Know ye that whereas I rented the sd house to John Henderson of said state,2 and that there is nothing to be so construed in my sale of said house to sd Peyton as to damage me, but if sd Henderson agrees to keep sd house, he does, so long as he thinks proper, agreeable to our articles:3 but sd Peyton is to recieve said rent after this year: sd Peyton to be bound by the articles of agreement between sd Henderson & myself.

I, said Peyton, doth bind myself to the above writing, as witness my hand & seal this 18th. of Sep. 1802.


James L. Henderson

Charles Henderson

Tr (ViU); entirely in TJ’s hand; written on same sheet below Enclosure No. 1; endorsed by TJ: “Craven Peyton to Elizabeth Henderson } Declaration as to dwelling house leased to J. Henderson.” Tr (same); entirely in Craven Peyton’s hand; lacks signature; endorsed by Peyton: “C. Peyton to E. Henderson”; endorsed by TJ: “Peyton to Henderson.”

12d Tr: “My Own.”

22d Tr: “County & state.”

32d Tr: “Article.”

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