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Thomas Jefferson’s Quitclaim to John Harvie, 18 February 1810

Quitclaim to John Harvie

To all to whom these presents shall come greeting.

Know ye that Thomas Jefferson of Monticello in the county of Albemarle in consideration of the sum of one dollar to him in hand paid by John Harvie of the county of Rockingham, and of sundry covenants entered into between the said Thomas & John, doth by these presents remise, release, & for ever quitclaim for himself & his heirs unto the said John & his heirs, all the right, title, & claim whatsoever which he the said Thomas hath or ever had to or in a certain tract of land in the said county of Albemarle containing four hundred & ninety acres on the South West mountains adjoining to other lands of the said Thomas & John and of Thomas Mann Randolph which tract of four hundred and ninety acres of land the said Thomas hath claimed by virtue of an Order of council bearing date the 11th day of March one thousand seven hundred and seventy three: To have & to hold the sd parcel of land to him the said John & his heirs for ever, so that neither he the said Thomas nor his heirs, by virtue of the sd order of council or under any other document, transaction or pretence whatever shall have or claim any right or title hereafter to the said tract of land or any part thereof; but from all action, right or title thereto he & they shall for ever be barred & excluded by these presents. In witness whereof the said Thomas hath hereto set his hand and seal this eighteenth day of February in the year one thousand eight hundred & ten.

Signed, sealed & delivered
in presence of Th: Jefferson
E Bacon
Charles L Bankhead
Pr Carr

MS (Joseph Rubinfine, West Palm Beach, Fla., 1997); in TJ’s hand, signed by TJ, Bacon, Bankhead, and Carr; endorsed by TJ. PoC (MHi); on indented paper; lacking signatures of witnesses. Tr (Albemarle Co. Deed Book, 17:93–4); attested by John Nicholas: “At a Court held for Albemarle County 5 March 1810 This Deed of Release between Thomas Jefferson of the one part and John Harvie of the other part was produced into Court and acknowledged by Thomas Jefferson party thereto and ordered to be recorded.”

Index Entries

  • Bacon, Edmund; witnesses documents search
  • Bankhead, Charles Lewis (Ann Cary Randolph Bankhead’s husband); witnesses document search
  • Carr, Peter (TJ’s nephew); witnesses documents search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; agreements with John Harvie search
  • Nicholas, John; as Albemarle Co. clerk search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); and Southwest Mountain tract search