Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Eli Alexander, 12 February 1810

To Eli Alexander

Monticello Feb. 12. 10


Mr Randolph will ride with you any day you please to the lands on Lego, & confer on the accomodation you propose. any thing which he thinks I might agree to without too much injury, I shall willingly agree to.

In order to furnish you with proper evidence of the grounds which on Saturday last I agreed you should clear, I observe that the opening of the Upperfield over the road at Shadwell has been extended across the Shadwell line Northwardly into Lego, in a long, narrow and crooked opening, following chiefly the side of the hill on the West side of the Shadwell branch. it is on the West side of this opening, contiguous to it, and abreast all along the further part of the opening that you proposed & I have consented to your making a clearing this year. it is believed that the legislature rose on Thursday last, & consequently that Capt Meriwether is by this time at home. I am Sir

Your humble servt

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Eli Alexander”; endorsed by TJ.

The Virginia General Assembly adjourned on Friday, 9 Feb. 1810, not thursday last (Leonard, General Assembly description begins Cynthia Miller Leonard, comp., The General Assembly of Virginia, July 30, 1619–January 11, 1978: A Bicentennial Register of Members, 1978 description ends , 256).

Index Entries

  • Alexander, Eli; letters to search
  • Alexander, Eli; TJ’s dispute with search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; dispute with E. Alexander search
  • Lego (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); and TJ’s lease dispute with E. Alexander search
  • Meriwether, William Douglas; as member of Va. legislature search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); and TJ’s dispute with E. Alexander search
  • Shadwell (TJ’s estate); dispute over lease of search
  • Virginia; General Assembly search