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    • Jefferson, Thomas
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Craven Peyton in account D r £
The original letter from mr Morgan with the account inclosed, came to hand since I wrote to you. they have been much injured by wet on the road so as to be almost illegible. I send you the letter & account for your own keeping. it is indeed a most scandalous specimen of Orleans justice. of an inheritance of 1500.D. the lawyers get 500.D. by the approbation of the court. accept my friendly...
I recieved yesterday the inclosed letter , and have this day forwarded on the bill it covered, to mr Hollins of Baltimore . by the Northern mail which leaves Milton tomorrow it will reach him on Saturday, whereas had I waited to send it thro’ mess rs Gibson & Jefferson at Richmond it could only have got to Richmond on that day, and would have added near a week to the term at which it is...
The demand of Frances Hornsby for her portion of the lands of her father conveyed to you by James L. Henderson is now become so serious as to require us to proceed immediately against James L . and in the mean time to aim at some compromise with mr Hornsby . I yesterday conversed with Cap t Meriwether , attorney for Hornsby
I have recieved a letter from Col o Charles Lewis now of Kentucky expressing apprehensions that 3– or 4. old domestics which he holds from you on hire, and who have been with his children from their infancy may be called for by you, in which case the family would be in infinite distress and without any aid or means of subsistence, and requesting me to speak with you on the subject. being an...
You proposed to me at court the hiring one of the shoemakers of your late brother , which at that time I declined. I will now however be willing to take him and should prefer having the one which can sew the neatest. I really think the house, garden E t c at Bunker’s hill rents too low. it cannot be worth less than 50.D and I suppose that this is the time for fixing it’s rent at a proper...
Will you be so good as to send me the account of mr T. E. Randolph , & the list of balances due from all persons for rent, firewood E t c of Henderson ’s lands, which were left with you the other day. they shall be returned immediately as I only wish their aid a little while in enabling me to state the whole accounts clearly. I see in your account but one charge for the taxes of the land. but...
Whereas Craven Peyton has this day executed a deed of conveyance to me for the lands of the late Bennet Henderson surrounding & adjacent to the town of Milton , which deed bears on it’s face a warranty for the parts thereof which were the property of Frances , Lucy & Nancy C. three of the daughters of the sd Bennet , whose shares have been purchased & paid for, but the sd Frances , Lucy & Nancy C.
The title purchased from Henderson’s representatives is so extremely complicated as to render it indispensable to state in the deed all the several conveyances of all the parties; otherwise in case of question at any future time it might be lost for want of knowing it. I have endeavored to do this in the inclosed deed, and in order that you may have time, I send it to you To-day, & pray you to...
The titled title to the lands of Bennet Henderson having passed to yourself thro many hands & by many deeds, I wish in the preamble to the deed to state, for each part, the conveyances by which it came to you, as a matter of information in case any of his descendants should hereafter raise a question on it. I have begun it in the following way, which I know to be imperfect. ‘they (that is, the...