Thomas Jefferson Papers

Samuel J. Harrison to Thomas Jefferson, 3 April 1810

From Samuel J. Harrison

Lynchbg April 3. 1810


I am sorry it has not been in my power to Wait on you agreeable to my promise to Mr Griffin.

The Boy brings you a Letter from Mr McCleland advising, I believe, that he has Changed the Day for Trying the Title of the Land to Friday; on which Day if possible I will meet you—If the Jury Should Declare the Land yours, I would Suggest the propriety of your having somebody ready to put in possession, as I have no Doubt but Scott (who puts all Law at Defiance) will Endeavor to regain it, Immideately, by force—

I Shall hold myself ready to make the first paymt if I am advis’d, it would be right, under the Incumbrance, to do So.—

I am sir Yr ob Hb st

S J Harrison

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 3 Apr. 1810 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Griffin, Burgess; Poplar Forest overseer search
  • Harrison, Samuel Jordan; and TJ’s land dispute with S. Scott search
  • Harrison, Samuel Jordan; buys land from TJ search
  • Harrison, Samuel Jordan; letters from search
  • Ivy Creek (Campbell Co.); S. Scott claims TJ’s land on search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; dispute with S. Scott search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells land on Ivy Creek search
  • McCleland, Thomas Stanhope; and TJ’s land dispute with S. Scott search
  • Scott, Samuel; TJ’s land dispute with search