Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Archibald Thweatt, 13 May 1820

Monticello May 13. 20.

Dear Sir

The inclosed letter is from a son of the late mrs Harris of Indian camp in Cumberland, a near connection of mr Wayles’s family. from the time of my going to the old. Congress all mr Wayles’s papers and affairs were turned over to mr Eppes, who had the sole transaction of what respected them. mr Harris says I had the suit brought against Hanburs. but not a vestige of it remains in my memory. if you can find any information on the subject among mr Wayles’s papers and well be so good as to communicate it to me, it may be a service to the family. there is no trace of such a suit among my law papers. which induces me to presume it connected with mr Wayles’s affairs.

I congratulate you on the insurrection of Italy. it secures the revolution of the world, at the head of which we are placed. affectionate salutations to mrs Thweatt & yourself.

Th: Jefferson

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