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Thomas Jefferson to William D. Meriwether, 16 December 1816

To William D. Meriwether

Monticello Dec. 16.1 16


On my return from Bedford after an absence of 7. weeks I find here a great accumulation of letters and other business. as soon as I can dispatch the most pressing of these, I will take up the transactions with the representatives of mr Henderson and prepare a statement of the account for rents. this done I shall put the matter into the hands of my grandson to settle with you and to arbitrate if necessary. I will give you notice when I have got the account ready, and will lose no time in getting it ready. Accept the assurance of my respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Elisha Ticknor to TJ, 16 Nov. 1816; at foot of text: “Capt Wm D. Meriwether”; endorsed by TJ.

The representatives were Thomas Hornsby and John T. Wood. TJ’s grandson was Thomas Jefferson Randolph.

1Reworked from “17.”

Index Entries

  • Henderson, Bennett; lands of search
  • Henderson case; claims by minor heirs search
  • Hornsby, Frances Henderson (Bennett Henderson’s daughter; Thomas Walker Hornsby’s wife); and Milton lands search
  • Hornsby, Thomas Walker; and Milton lands search
  • Meriwether, William Douglas; and Henderson case search
  • Meriwether, William Douglas; letters to search
  • Nelson, Nancy Crawford Henderson (Bennett Henderson’s daughter; Matthew Nelson’s wife); and Milton lands search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ returns from search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and Henderson case search
  • rent; due from Henderson lands search
  • Wood, John T.; and Milton lands search
  • Wood, Lucy Henderson (Bennett Henderson’s daughter; John T. Wood’s wife); and Milton lands search