To James Martin
Poplar Forest Nov. 17. 09
According to what passed in conversation between us the other day I inclose you an authority to sell my Ivy creek lands on the terms then stated; that is to say for 1200 pounds paiable one third in hand, a third at the end of a year, & the remaining third at the end of two years; the purchaser giving bond & satisfactory security, or a deed of trust to sell the lands on default of paiment on his account towards paiment of the balance. for your trouble I agree to relinquish to you one twelfth of the price obtained when recieved. I have thought it best not to specify the terms in the authority given, but to refer to our verbal explanations because that paper must be shown:
If the purchaser on closing the bargain with you, will come down to me with his cash paiment & copy of the agreement I shall write & execute a deed to him: and I shall be glad to learn from you what is done, by the first post after it is done
SC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr James Martin”; with enclosure subjoined; endorsed by TJ.
James Martin subsequently operated a sawmill near Poplar Forest. TJ did business with him on several occasions between 1816 and 1825 (Joel Yancey to TJ, 29 Aug. 1816; TJ to Yancey, 13 Sept. 1816, 6, 19 Mar. 1817, 10 Nov. 1818, 11 Feb. 1820; TJ to Francis Eppes, 17 Feb. 1825).
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