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Recipients of Appendix to the Notes on the State of Virginia, [ca. April 1800]

Recipients of Appendix to the Notes on the State of Virginia

[ca. April 1800]

Loganian Appendix
C. Thompson
all those who gave me informatn
G.W.
E.P.
Madison
mr Jackson. Congr.
Granger. Conn.
J. Dickinson
S. Adams. Heath. Gerry1
Dyer.
Rush
Barton
Wistar
Priestly
Cooper
A. Stuart Law. <Dr. Thornton>
Monroe White. <J. Mason>
Scott
Giles Lear
Judge Campbell
Hawkins
Burr. <Chr. Livingston>
Sullivan
Irvine
Dowse
Langdon
Elwees
Alexr.2 Wolcot
P. Edwards.
Holt.
Howell
Govr.
Lt. Govr. Bowen.3
Dearborne.
Govr. Robinson
Payne.
Chr. Livingston
 
<Burr.>
Floyd
L’hommedieu
Mc.kean
Brackenridge
Logan.
Cox
C. Pinckney
Butler.
J. Mercer.
Thornton
J. Mason.
Ramsay Freneau
Tucker
Jackson
Walton
Ogden
Linn
Miller
Gates. Clinton
D. Smith. Tenissee
Thos. Blount
Genl. Mc.Dowell
E. Livingston
<Mason.>4
<J. Nichs.>
<Gallatin>
<E. Livingston>
Genl Gibson
Judge Innes.
Breckenridge
Dr. Brown
Eben. Zane
Riddick
Heckewelder
Wm. Robinson
Mann Page
John Page
Dr. Jones.
Jones printer
Lewis Willis
 
Mercer
Minor
Brooke
Harvey
Currie
P. N. Nicholas
Tazewell
Wickam
Bell
N. Lewis
Lindsay
F. Walker
Maury
F. Maury
TMR.5
JWE
[…]
[Dr.] […]
Govr. Mc.kain6
Tenche Coxe.
Genl. Mc.Dowell
Colo Burr
Jarvis7
S. Adams
Sullivan.
Gerry
Genl. Wm. Floyd. Brookhaven8
Mr. Niles
Chancellr Livingston
Thos. Blount
Logan.
L’Hommedieu
Logan.
Irving.
Dallas
Madison

MS (MHi); entirely in TJ’s hand on both sides of a narrow piece of paper, evidently containing two separate but related lists on recto and verso; undated, but supplied on the basis of TJ to Samuel Brown, 10 May, and letters from Tench Coxe, 4 May, and Aaron Burr, [before 5 May], which acknowledged receipt of the Appendix to the Notes on Virginia Relative to the Murder of Logan’s Family (for the publication of which, see note to Statement of John Sappington, 13 Feb. 1800); canceled names shown in italic type within angle brackets in body of text, other emendations recorded in notes below; at foot of recto, before making the list of names, TJ wrote:
“275 words in a page
 26. pages of evidence
1650
550 
7150
207. words in a page of Notes on Virga.
207 / 7150 {34 pages.
    621
     940
     828
     112,” evidently an estimate of the printed length of the appendix (112 being the remainder, or number of words that would go onto the 35th page); TJ subsequently rotating the paper to begin the list so that the calculations are upside down at the foot of the page; TJ also using space along the right edge of the recto page to continue the list after running out of room at the foot (see note 4 below); verso is numbered as page 3, perhaps relating to an earlier intended use of the sheet.

G.W. means George Wythe, E.P. refers to Edmund Pendleton. Since both David Howell and Jabez Bowen were of Providence, Rhode Island, the unnamed “Govr.” that TJ listed between them may have been that state’s chief executive from 1790 to 1805, Arthur Fenner (DAB description begins Allen Johnson and Dumas Malone, eds., Dictionary of American Biography, New York, 1928–36, 20 vols. description ends ; James McLachlan, Princetonians, 1748–1768: A Biographical Dictionary [Princeton, 1976], 562–7; Richard K. Showman and others, eds., The Papers of General Nathanael Greene, 12 vols. [Chapel Hill, 1976– ], 4:81n). By a similar geographic affiliation Payne would appear to have been Elijah Paine: although a Federalist, he was, like Moses Robinson alongside him in the list, of Vermont (DAB description begins Allen Johnson and Dumas Malone, eds., Dictionary of American Biography, New York, 1928–36, 20 vols. description ends ). If Brooke meant Robert Brooke, then TJ composed at least a portion of the lists prior to early March, when he would have learned of Brooke’s death; but his list entry likely refers to Brooke’s brother, Francis Taliaferro Brooke, whom Monroe had deemed a worthy candidate for the Virginia Privy Council in November 1799 (see Madison, Papers description begins William T. Hutchinson, Robert A. Rutland, J. C. A. Stagg, and others, eds., The Papers of James Madison, Chicago and Charlottesville, 1962–, 27 vols. description ends , 15:243–4; 17:279; Monroe to TJ, 4 Mch. 1800).

1Name interlined in place of “[Sullivan].”

2TJ inserted first name in margin in place of “T[…].”

3TJ may have inserted the name sometime after writing “Lt. Govr.”

4This name begins the continuation of the list along the right side of the page. TJ canceled this name and the four below it using a pair of diagonal strokes.

5TJ added Thomas Mann Randolph’s initials and the three abbreviated names below them in pencil.

6List on verso begins with this name.

7Name inserted.

8TJ first wrote “Colo. Floyd,” then reworked the entry to read as above.

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