From William Short
Prestwould—Oct. 25. 
Jeffn.—as to Catlett—& my land to be rented &c.—& to write to me at Richd. if not too inconvenient—if not dissuaded by him shall rent—as to the report of Strobels failure
FC (DLC: Short Papers); partially dated; entirely in Short’s hand, consisting of an entry in his epistolary record. Recorded in SJL as received from “Prestwood” on 5 Nov.
On his return from Kentucky, Short stopped off at prestwould, the estate in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, owned by his uncle Peyton Skipwith (George Green Shackelford, Jefferson’s Adoptive Son: The Life of William Short, 1759-1848 [Lexington, Ky., 1993], 140-1).