Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Henry Clark, 4 October 1820

Lynchburg Ocbr 4th 1820

Dear Sir

Having hear from a source which seems to be entelled to credit that it is your intention to Lease your Poplar Forist Estate. I avail myself of the first opportunity of declaring my wish to take the Lease, provided. Your Terms be such as will enable me to do so—

As I have no reasons to believe you well know any thing of me, I refer you to Capt Wm Irvine. Capt James Master or Mr Joel Yancy your Present Agent—I am Son of Bowling Clark—formerly your agent upon these Estates

You will oblige me very much Sir by letting me know your—Terms as early as possible should you be disposed to make me your tenant

Most Respectfuly You Obedt

Henry Clark

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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