Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to David Michie, 20 April 1813

To David Michie

Monticello Apl 20h ’13


In the disputed Case between us it was agreed that any depositions which either party wished to make use of hereafter in any arbitration or suit on the subject might be taken on due notice and should be used by Consent wishing to secure the deposition of Judge Carr before he left this neighbourhood, I applied to you by letter the last Autumn for this purpose, but was informed you Could not then Conveniently attend. Anxious to Obtain his deposition as also those of Richard Price of Milton and James L Henderson now of Louisiana,1 and my age not permitting me to let this matter remain unsettled, I must ask the favour of your agreement as to the time, place and mode of taking those depositions which I will gladly receive by return of the bearer, or at your earliest Convenience. Accept the assurance of my respect.

Th Jefferson

Tr (ViU: TJP-LBJM); in George Carr’s hand; at foot of text: “Mr David Michie.” Enclosed in TJ’s Bill of Complaint in Jefferson v. Michie, 16 June 1813, and Michie’s Plea and Answer in Jefferson v. Michie, [by 6 Sept. 1813].

The communication from TJ to Michie by letter the last autumn is not recorded in SJL and has not been found.

1Manuscript: “Louisanna.”

Index Entries

  • Carr, Dabney (1773–1837) (TJ’s nephew); and Henderson estate search
  • Henderson, James L.; and Henderson estate search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; dispute with D. Michie search
  • Jefferson v. Michie; and depositions search
  • Michie, David; and depositions on Henderson lands search
  • Michie, David; Jefferson v. Michie search
  • Michie, David; letters to search
  • Michie, David; letters to accounted for search
  • Price, Richard (of Milton); and Henderson estate search