Thomas Jefferson Papers
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Thomas Jefferson to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 13 August 1815

To Martha Jefferson Randolph

Montpelier Aug 13. ’15.

The letter you forwarded, my dear Martha, desiring me to attend the Buckingham court of this month, requires an impossibility because that is tomorrow. I Know also that the trial of the question cannot be at the Same court at which the two wills are presented. Time must be given to Summon witnesses, and I Suppose I shall be Served with a Summons notifying the day I must appear.—We have had a safe journey, shall return to Mr Lindsay’s tomorrow night & shall be at home to dinner on Tuesday. Yours with unalterable & tender affection

(Signed) Th: Jefferson

Tr (NNPM); in Nicholas P. Trist’s hand; at head of text: “(Copy)”; at foot of text: “Mrs Martha Randolph Monticello”; notation dated 23 June 1862 written perpendicularly in left margin by Trist: “The original given to Mr Felton for his daughter.” Not recorded in SJL.

Because of a dispute over the validity of his brother’s two wills, on 15 Sept. 1815 TJ gave a Deposition regarding Randolph Jefferson’s Estate.

Index Entries

  • Buckingham County Superior Court of Law, Va. search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); will of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and R. Jefferson’s will search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; given away after TJ’s death search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Opinions on; litigation search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Travels; to Montpellier (Madison family estate) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Deposition regarding Randolph Jefferson’s Estate search
  • Lindsay, Reuben; TJ visits search
  • Madison, James (1751–1836); TJ visits search
  • Montpellier (Montpelier; J. Madison’s Orange Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); letters to search
  • women; letters to; M. J. Randolph search