Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Howe Peyton, 24 February 1820

Staunton Feby 24th 1820

Dear Sir

I have the pleasure of informing you that I have at length procured the appointment of commissioners in your suit with the Rivanna Company—They consist of the following Genl Charles Scott, John H. Cocke John Clarke, David Watson & George Fleming—The reason of the delay has been a conciliatory disposition in the chancellor who gave the counsel of the Rivanna company an opportunity of communicating with that company—The company I understand proposed several of the persons nominated by you from the persons named on both sides the chancellor has struck the five above named any three or more of whom may act—I would have sent you by this mail a copy of the decree with the blanks filled but it is not made out

I am Dr Sir with great respects yr obt sert

John H. Peyton

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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