Thomas Jefferson Papers

David Michie to Thomas Jefferson, 30 May 1813

From David Michie

Buckisland May 30th 1813


The indisposition of my family will prevent my attending at Charlottesville tomorow as requested in yours of this days date.—You are I presume apprized that I have obtained from Judge Stuart a Certiorari to remove the proceedings on the forcible entry & detainer into the Superior Court of law for this district: on that, and all the points of Controversy between us, I have lately taken the advice of Counsel learned in the law. they have stated Sir, in Confirmation of my own belief, that from the law if Correctly expounded, I have nothing to fear, and have pointedly advised me against any extrajudicial proceedings, especially as the ground you meant to take has been carefully reserved.

I have the honor to be with due respect

Your Hlbe servt

David Michie

Tr (ViU: TJP-LBJM); in George Carr’s hand. Recorded in SJL as received 30 May 1813. 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].

Michie obtained a writ of certiorari from the Albemarle County Superior Court of Law on 13 May 1813 (Albemarle Co. Law Order Book [1809–21], 171).

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  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; dispute with D. Michie search
  • Jefferson v. Michie; and depositions search
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