From David Higginbotham
Morven 8th April 1817.
I now enclose you a copy of the morgage, to mr Short, from which you can be so good as to draw the deed of release from mr Short to me and at same time enclose it to him for him to do the needful and return to you, to be recorded in Court, I am raily sorry to give you so much trouble about this business
RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 14 Apr. 1817 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Craven Peyton, 15 Apr. 1817, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq Monticello”; franked; postmarked Lindsays Store, 12 Apr. For the enclosed mortgage, see note to TJ to William Short, 10 Feb. 1813.