From Peter Minor
Ridgeway Mar. 30: 17
I have recd your packet enclosing a letter to Majr Watson, & a communication to Mr D. Minor. I will take care to send the letter to Majr Watson by a special messenger, as I feel greatly interested in the success of the central college, & if his health will permit I know he will attend: but I hear that he has been a good deal confined of late by the Rheumatism—
I shall as you request peruse your bill in chancery, & will deliver it to Mr Minor early tomorrow. I highly commend the resolution you express to have the footing upon which yourself & the Directors stand as it respects your respective rights, fixd upon a certain basis, & perhaps the mode you propose is finally the best; tho: with the exception of one of the board, I believe the matter could be satisfactorily adjusted without the odium of a law suit, which however freindly it may be called, is apt to leave an asperity behind it, & a great degree of prejudice among those who feel themselves interested; I mean those who use the navigation.
RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 30 Mar. 1817 and so recorded in SJL.
The one of the board of the Rivanna Company hostile to TJ was probably William D. Meriwether.
- Central College, Board of Visitors; meetings of search
- health; rheumatism search
- Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Bill of Complaint inJefferson v. Rivanna Company search
- Jefferson v. Rivanna Company; TJ’s bill of complaint in search
- Meriwether, William Douglas; and Rivanna Company search
- Minor, Dabney; and Rivanna Company search
- Minor, Peter; and Central College search
- Minor, Peter; and Rivanna Company search
- Minor, Peter; letters from search
- rheumatism; D. Watson’s search
- Rivanna Company; directors of search
- Rivanna Company; navigation rights of search
- Rivanna River; navigation of search
- Watson, David (1773–1830); health of search