Thomas Jefferson Papers

Littleton W. Tazewell to Thomas Jefferson, 28 August 1810

From Littleton W. Tazewell

August 28. 1810. Norfolk.


A late domestic affliction has occasioned my long inattention to yours of the 13th Ulto which was duly received. Although the mode of settlement of your bonds stated in that letter, does not correspond with my own impressions of what is the general practice or the law upon this subject, yet your assurance that other claims of a similar nature have been settled by you in this manner, and a desire to avoid any thing like even that sort of controversy which a difference of opinion between us1 might possibly produce, have induced me to yield my own opinion to yours, and to accept of the bond inclosed in satisfaction of the four bonds due Mr Welch which I hold—Agreably to your request these four bonds are now returned to you to be cancelled.

I am very respectfully your mo: obdt servt

Littn: W Tazewell

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 10 Sept. 1810 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures not found.

1Tazewell here canceled “about this subject.”

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