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Thomas Jefferson to Craven Peyton, 6 September 1814

To Craven Peyton

Monticello Sep. 6. 14.

Dear Sir

I gave notice some time ago to mr Michie that I would take your deposition and that of mr Price at mr Watson’s in Milton the day after tomorrow at ten aclock. I must ask the favor of your attendance there, and if you will be punctual to the hour you shall not be detained. Accept my friendly respects.

Th: Jefferson

Thursday the 8th of Sep. at 10. aclock in the morning was the hour appointed.

P.S. after writing the above I sat down to sketch the facts which were within your knoleg[e] and which I wished to perpetuate by your testimony. I am afraid it is not legible to you, but I send it that you may recall them to your memory before we meet, when you will be so good as to return me the paper, as it will guide me in taking your deposition. if you have not seen the deeds of Henderson & Michie therein mentd I will have them with me and shew them to you.

RC (Mrs. Charles W. Biggs, Lewisburg, W.Va., 1950); photocopy in MsSM); edge trimmed; adjacent to signature: “Craven Peyton esq.” PoC (MHi); upper and lower left corners torn away; for second postscript TJ substituted a brief summary: “[. . .] [him] a sketch of the facts within his knolege to which I [. . .] him”; on reused address cover to TJ; endorsement by TJ torn.

Index Entries

  • Henderson, John; and TJ’s land dispute with D. Michie search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; dispute with D. Michie search
  • Jefferson v. Michie; and depositions search
  • Michie, David; Jefferson v. Michie search
  • Milton, Va.; meetings at search
  • Peyton, Craven; Jefferson v. Michie search
  • Peyton, Craven; letters to search
  • Price, Richard (of Milton); and Henderson estate search
  • Watson, John; and Jefferson v. Michie search