III. Littleton W. Tazewell to Thomas Jefferson
Richmond Decr 4. 1811.
I am this moment returned from the Capitol where your suit with Livingston has been finally decided—It is dismissed, by reason of the Courts sustaining the plea to its jurisdiction upon the ground of the locality of the Action—The decision was pronounced unanimously—The opinion of the Chief Justice was clear able and most satisfactory—I hasten to communicate the result as I presume it will give you some satisfaction—I have not time to say more, than that I am in great haste
Littn: W Tazewell
RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 22 Dec. 1811 and so recorded in SJL.