Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to William Miller, 1 November 1809

To William Miller

Monticello Nov.1 1 09.


I shall be obliged to you if you will send me by post2 a copy of Reuben Skelton’s will duly authenticated from your office. it is dated May 18. 1752. but he did not die till Aug. 1759. which will guide you in your search for it. the ticket for the copy shall be paid to our sheriff if addressed to me, or to any other person to whom you may commit it. I am Sir

Your humble servt

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Millar Clerk of Goochland”; endorsed by TJ.

William Miller (ca. 1767–1846) was clerk of Goochland County from 1791 to 1846 (Frederick Johnston, Memorials of Old Virginia Clerks [1888], 189; Richmond Whig & Public Advertiser, 9 June 1846).

1Word interlined in place of “Oct.”

2Preceding two words interlined.

Index Entries

  • Gilliam v. Fleming; and settlement of accounts search
  • Miller, William; as clerk of Goochland Co. search
  • Miller, William; identified search
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  • Skelton, Reuben; and Gilliam v. Fleming search