From Archibald Thweatt
Richmond 2 Aug: 1812
I received at Eppington three days ago, your favor of the 3d ulto:—It is to be regretted that our cross mails are so uncertain and dilatory.
Agreeable to your request I now inclose Stith’s original receipt; to provide against any miscarriage I have retained a Copy, certified by Mr Charles E. Hay and myself, which I will file in the bundle of papers from which the original receipt was taken. I examined all the books and papers at Mr Hay’s office, and found the extracts hereto annexed and nothing more on this subject.—I think you had better write Colo: Skipwith with respect to the land book, I have never seen him since our meeting in Richmond.
I will most carefully preserve the books of Mr Wayles, but for the benefit of posterity I think they should be deposited with you or Mr John W. Eppes, as a recurrence at any future period, would more naturally be had to his family, or your’s or Colo: Skipwith’s. —Your regards are sincerely and affectionately reciprocated by Mrs Thweatt and myself.— Yours &c
RC (ViU: TJP); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson esq: Monticello Post office—Milton”; franked; postmarked; endorsed by TJ as received 6 Aug. 1812 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Richard Stith’s Receipt for John Wayles’s Land Purchase, 11 Jan. 1771, printed above at Thweatt to TJ, 23 June 1812. Other enclosure printed below.
- Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); and J. Wayles’s papers search
- Eppington (Eppes’s Chesterfield Co. estate); J. Wayles’s papers at search
- Hay, Charles search
- Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; dispute with S. Scott search
- Scott, Samuel; TJ’s land dispute with search
- Scott v. Jefferson and Harrison; TJ prepares for chancery case search
- Skipwith, Henry (TJ’s brother-in-law); as J. Wayles’s executor search
- Stith, Richard; and Ivy Creek tract search
- Thweatt, Archibald; and TJ’s land dispute with S. Scott search
- Thweatt, Archibald; letters from search
- Thweatt, Lucy Eppes (Archibald Thweatt’s wife); sends greetings to TJ search
- Wayles, John (TJ’s father-in-law); and Campbell Co. land search
- Wayles, John (TJ’s father-in-law); papers at Eppington search