Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to William Mann, 27 December 1811

To William Mann

Monticello. Dec. 27. 11.


An absence of 6. weeks in a distant county is the cause of this very late acknolegement of your letter of Nov. 11. covering the copy of a spa1 in Chancery by Gourley against a group of defs among whom I am named, without being able to conjecture the cause of it. you are free to consider the spa as served on me personally. I observe that mr Nicholas is a def. and presume he will not let us suffer before we are apprised of the matters with which we are charged. Accept the assurance of my respects.

Th: Jefferson

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

Mann’s letter to TJ was dated 12 Nov. 1811, not nov. 11.

1Abbreviation for “subpoena.”

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