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Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on Ivy Creek Lands, 14 November 1809

Notes on Ivy Creek Lands

1809. Nov. 14. lands on Ivy creek to wit Tullas’s 374. as & Stith’s 100. as Campbell James Martin who lives adjoining them, thinks, Stith’s worth 15.D. pr acre & both together worth 10.D. pr acre. he says a mr Tinsley of Amherst wishes to buy them & said he would give 1200.£—510. £ down, and two annual paiments of 350£ each, and meant to come when he should know me to be in Bedford. I authorised James Martin to sell to him or any other person on these or any better terms, & engaged to allow him ¹⁄₁₂ of the price obtained for his trouble.
 Wm Martin the Surveyor says these lands will sell readily at 10. D. they are of excellent quality, well timbered, & have 2. good mill seats on Ivy creek. they lie about 2. miles on the road to Trent’s ferry, extending to within 3. miles of Lynchburg in a direct line, & 4. by the road.
Nov. 17.  gave James Martin written authority to sell on the above terms

MS (MHi); entirely in TJ’s hand.

On nov. 17. TJ gave James Martin written authority to sell as indicated this land, which his wife, Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, had inherited from her father, John Wayles (TJ to Martin, 17 Nov. 1809; MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1254).

Index Entries

  • Campbell County, Va.; TJ sells Stith tract in search
  • Ivy Creek (Campbell Co.); TJ sells lands on search
  • Jefferson, Martha Wayles Skelton (TJ’s wife); dower right of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Notes on Ivy Creek Lands search
  • Martin, James; and sale of TJ’s Ivy Creek tract search
  • Martin, William Peters; Campbell Co. surveyor search
  • Stith, Richard; and Ivy Creek tract search
  • Stith tract (Bedford Co.) search
  • Tinsley, Mr. (of Amherst Co.) search
  • Tullos, Richard; and Campbell Co. land search
  • Wayles, John (TJ’s father-in-law); and Campbell Co. land search