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Thomas Jefferson to Archibald Thweatt, 1 January 1814

To Archibald Thweatt

Monticello Jan. 1. 1814.

Dear Sir

Your letter dated Oct. 26. but I presume for Nov. 26. came here during my absence in Bedford in December, and this is the first moment I have been able to reply to it. I am sorry it is not in my power to give you any information of the account of Farrel & Jones against mr Eppes. I do not know that I ever saw it, nor had I any information ever from him respecting it. I remember only to have heard mr Eppes complain that he was likely to lose whatever mr Cary had recieved of the produce of his estate while he was under age. I should have been highly gratified to have been able to give you information of it. —I have never heard from mr Hay on the subject of the report in the suit of Skelton’s exrs. I have ever looked upon it as a case wherein nothing could ever be got, and therefore always willing to let it go off the docket by consent. it will otherwise be in eternal lethargy in the court of Chancery.

I hope mrs Thweat is well, and that you enjoy the same state. present me affectionately to her, and accept the assurance of my great friendship and respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Archibald Thweatt esq.”; endorsed by TJ.

A missing letter from Thweatt to TJ of 26 Oct. 1813 is recorded in SJL as received 17 Dec. 1813 from Eppington. For the account of Farell (farrel) & Jones with Francis Eppes (1747–1808), see note to TJ to Thweatt, 13 Jan. 1810. For the settlement of Bathurst skelton’s estate, see note to TJ to David Copeland, 25 June 1809.

Index Entries

  • Cary, Mr. search
  • Eppes, Francis (TJ’s brother-in-law); as J. Wayles’s executor search
  • Farell & Jones (British firm); J. Wayles’s account with search
  • Gilliam v. Fleming; chancery case search
  • Hay, George; and Gilliam v. Fleming search
  • Skelton, Bathurst; and Gilliam v. Fleming search
  • Thweatt, Archibald; and Gilliam v. Fleming search
  • Thweatt, Archibald; and J. Wayles’s estate 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 Farell & Jones search