Thomas Jefferson Papers
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Thomas Jefferson to Archibald Thweatt, 25 February 1810

To Archibald Thweatt

Monticello Feb. 25. 10.

Dear Sir

Your’s of the 16th is recieved, and I am delighted with the sight of the probat of Reuben Skelton’s will. nothing had ever given me such a fit of the horrors as the idea of settling an account of the administration of Reuben Skelton’s estate. I see no necessity now for the search proposed into mr Wayles’s papers of which this I believe was the chief object. I am obliged to be in Bedford on the 1st day of April & to stay there a week or fortnight. should it therefore be necessary for me to meet you again on this business let the time be so fixed as not to interfere with my journey to Bedford. when you & I meet at Eppington I am certain we can restore mr Wayles’s papers to their original arrangement in two days. I will willingly join in the labour of it. my affectionate respects attend mrs Thweatt & yourself

Th: Jefferson

P.S. I return Skelton’s will & Lomax’s deed

PoC (DLC); between signature and postscript: “Archibald Thweatt esq.”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosures not found.

Thweatt’s missing letter to TJ of the 16th was recorded in SJL as received from Richmond on 22 Feb. 1810.

Index Entries

  • Eppington (Eppes’s Chesterfield Co. estate); J. Wayles’s papers at search
  • Gilliam v. Fleming; and R. Skelton’s will search
  • Lomax, Lunsford search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • Skelton, Reuben; and Gilliam v. Fleming search
  • Thweatt, Archibald; and Gilliam v. Fleming search
  • Thweatt, Archibald; letters from accounted for search
  • Thweatt, Archibald; letters to search
  • Thweatt, Lucy Eppes (Archibald Thweatt’s wife); TJ sends greetings to search
  • Wayles, John (TJ’s father-in-law); and Gilliam v. Fleming search