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Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 29 March 1813

To Patrick Gibson

Monticello Mar. 29. 13.

Dear Sir

I recieved the day before yesterday mr Edmund Randolph’s answer that he would execute any deed I should desire for mr Mazzei which should1 go to warrant only against himself & his heirs. I have thought it best to make a statement of the title which the purchaser may consider, and verify every material part of it for himself by the records at Richmond. he will see that the title is so short and clear as to need no other2 warranty than the conveyance itself. I would have prepared a deed, but did not know how to describe the grounds. the purchaser therefore, as usual, will have a deed prepared, taking care that it be such an one as mr Randolph will sign. this had better be inclosed to me, and I will forward it to mr Randolph. I wish it to be done without delay, or an approaching visit to Bedford will cause a considerable suspension. I inclose the statement of title and tender you the assurance of my esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ as a letter to Gibson & Jefferson and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

edmund randolph’s answer, not found, is recorded in SJL as received 26 Mar. 1813 from “Avon hill near Charlston. Virga.”

1TJ here canceled “bind.”

2Word interlined.

Index Entries

  • Gibson, Patrick; and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and P. Mazzei’s property search
  • Mazzei, Philip; Richmond property of search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visit to search
  • Randolph, Edmund; and P. Mazzei’s property search
  • Randolph, Edmund; letters from accounted for search
  • Richmond, Va.; P. Mazzei’s property in search
  • Taylor, Thomas; and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search