Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to William Mitchell, 12 May 1812

To William Mitchell

Poplar Forest May. 12.1 12.


I learnt some time ago thro’ mr Griffin the award of the arbitrators in the question between us referred to them, and I have now to ask the favor of you to furnish me with a state of our account for it’s final discharge. there was a small credit to be given me, as explained in my letter of Dec. 18. which you will be able to ascertain. being to leave this within a very few days, I will thank you if you can let me have the statement by the bearer or, at farthest by Saturday the 16th. Accept the assurance of my respects.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Wm Mitchell”; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 13 May 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

1Above this number TJ wrote “13.,” leaving the original date uncanceled. The 16 May response of the Mitchell partnership suggests that the missing RC of this letter was actually dated 12 May 1812.

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  • Griffin, Burgess; Poplar Forest overseer search
  • Mitchell, William; letters to search
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