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Thomas Jefferson To Craven Peyton, 18 September 1812

To Craven Peyton

Monticello Sep. 18. 12.

Dear Sir

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 salutations.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); written on a small slip of paper; at foot of text: “Mr Craven Peyton”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: Benjamin Morgan to TJ, 10 Aug. 1812. Other enclosure not found.

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