Notes on Poplar Forest and on Scott v. Jefferson and Harrison
[ca. 12 May 1812]
|222||℔ hemp||@ 5. c||=||11.10 D|
|linseed oil & wh. lead|
|grounds for plaisterg|
|Stith’s entry before 1773.|
|Stith’s deed to Wayles betw.||May 1768|
|from Jame Hub. to Nisy inclusive||44||2|
|from Betty Sal’s downwds||30|
|Dr Steptoe’s acct|
|search clk’s off. Stith’s entry|
|get surveyor to locate Scott’s in mine|
|Goodman. carry hhd tobo|
|go by Surveyor Martin’s|
|a copy of Scott’s entry of Apr. 15. 89|
|& of his or Tate’s land Apr. 26. 03|
plat Tullis’s Stith’s, Scotts & the adjg surveys, of Wilks Timberlake & Anthony
search for Stith’s entry abt 1770–3
was there not a surveyor Rd Smith
where did Stith live?
when did he die5
when was the cty divided?
when did Scott come into the cty? in 1784
that Martin run round the lines, found them full marked & of about the age of the survey
Ben Howard of Buckingh. clk
Steptoe succeedd him in 1772.6
search Stith’s entry 1770–3
qualifying of Rd Smith as Survr7
prove he or Stith actually survd
search Stith’s deed to Wayles
|B. Clarke.||Scott’s visit & offer to buy without saying word of claim|
where does Clarke live?
Griffin Scott’s indisposition
his acknolmt 8
clerk of Campbell. copy recd forcible entry
enquire for Stith’s represent. & papers
Surveyor of Bedfd search Stith’s su.
MS (ViU: TJP, TB [Thurlow-Berkeley no.] 1136 [546-e]); written entirely in TJ’s hand on the front of part of a reused address cover to TJ; folded into quarters, as noted below; undated, with conjectural date based on assumption that these notes preceded TJ’s 12 May 1812 letters to Samuel J. Harrison and William Mitchell.
On 19 May 1812 TJ gave Jeremiah A. Goodman $6 to pay for an additional one hundred pounds of hemp and $8.33 for fifty pounds of cotton. A day earlier he settled his account with Samuel J. harrison, who purchased twenty-three hogsheads of tobo for nearly $2,000. On 19 May TJ also settled his wheat account with mitchell’s partnership (William & Reuben Mitchell) (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1277).
Richard stith’s deed conveying property to John wayles has not been found. For scott’s entry of apr. 15. 89 and his or tate’s land apr. 26. 03, see Samuel Scott’s Bill of Complaint in Scott v. Jefferson and Harrison, [before 27 Apr. 1812], and note. Stith’s name had been incorrectly copied as smith. Bedford County was divided in 1782, when Campbell County was created (Acts of Assembly description begins Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia (cited by session; title varies over time) description ends [1781–82 sess.], 6). For the 1809 resurvey run by Campbell County surveyor William P. martin, see note to TJ to Christopher Clark, 1 Apr. 1810, and Martin to TJ, [received 16 May 1812]. bedford County was established in 1753, not 1752 (Acts of Assembly description begins Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia (cited by session; title varies over time) description ends [1752–53 sess.], 33). For Samuel Scott’s offer to buy the Ivy Creek tract in November 1796, see note to TJ to James Martin, 18 Feb. 1810.
1. First quarter ends here.
2. Immediately above this line and at the top of this quarter are two sets of vertical hatch marks and TJ’s calculation that their totals of 18 and 26 add up to 44.
3. This line repeats a calculation that TJ made in the upper right-hand corner of this quarter.
4. Word probably written before the preceding line, which is squeezed in immediately above it. Second quarter ends here. Remaining two quarters oriented upside down with relation to first two.
5. Preceding four words interlined.
6. Third quarter ends here.
7. TJ here canceled “qu of Bedfd.”
8. Preceding two words interlined.
- Anthony, Christopher; and Campbell Co. land search
- Bankhead, Charles Lewis (Ann Cary Randolph Bankhead’s husband); tobacco crop of search
- Betty (TJ’s slave; b.1801); mentioned search
- blankets; for slaves search
- Chisholm, Isham; tracks runaway slave search
- Clark, Bowling; and Ivy Creek tract search
- coffee; at Poplar Forest search
- cotton; purchased by TJ search
- crops; hemp search
- fish; at Poplar Forest search
- Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; Poplar Forest overseer search
- Griffin, Burgess; and TJ’s land dispute with S. Scott search
- gypsum (plaster of paris); at Poplar Forest search
- Harrison, Samuel Jordan; buys tobacco from TJ search
- hemp; purchased by TJ search
- household articles; blankets search
- household articles; linseed oil search
- household articles; needles search
- Howard, Benjamin (Bedford Co. clerk) search
- Hubbard, Jame (TJ’s slave; father of James Hubbard); mentioned search
- Hubbard, James (Jame) (TJ’s slave); capture of search
- Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells tobacco search
- Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Notes on Poplar Forest and on Scott v. Jefferson and Harrison search
- lead; white search
- linseed oil search
- Martin, William Peters; Campbell Co. surveyor search
- Mitchell, William & Reuben (Lynchburg firm); TJ’s transactions with search
- Nicy (Nisy) (TJ’s slave; b.1799); mentioned search
- oil; linseed search
- Osnaburg (Oznabrig); fabric search
- Perry, Reuben; purchases slave from TJ search
- Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); attempted sale of part of search
- Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); beds and blankets for slaves at search
- Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); fish for search
- Scott, Samuel; Bill of Complaint in Scott v. Jefferson and Harrison search
- Scott v. Jefferson and Harrison; S. Scott’s bill of complaint in search
- Scott v. Jefferson and Harrison; TJ prepares for chancery case search
- slaves; blankets and beds for search
- Steptoe, James; and Ivy Creek tract search
- Stith, Richard; and Ivy Creek tract search
- sugar; at Poplar Forest search
- Tate, Edmund; and TJ’s Campbell Co. land search
- textiles; Osnaburg search
- Timberlake, Mr.; Campbell Co. landholder search
- tobacco; sold to S. J. Harrison search
- Tullos, Richard; and Campbell Co. land search
- Wayles, John (TJ’s father-in-law); and Campbell Co. land search
- white lead search
- Wilkinson (Wilkerson), John; Campbell Co. landholder search