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Charles Clay to Thomas Jefferson, 23 May 1815

From Charles Clay

may 23. 15

C. Clay to Mr Tho. Jefferson

thro’ forgetfulness inattention or Some other Cause I am unable to hint to Cap. Slaughter the precise nature of the Service for which he is wanted.—whether it is a Superintendance of the business in its present form, as inspector Genl or in a more particular & pointed manner, Such as I Suppose mr Goodman now Acts in—breviter is it to overlook the Overseers & people or the1 people only

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Tho. Jefferson Esqre Poplar Forest”; endorsed by TJ as received 23 May 1815 and so recorded in SJL.

breviter: “in short; briefly.”

1Manuscript: “the the.”

Index Entries

  • Clay, Charles; and superintendent for Poplar Forest search
  • Clay, Charles; letters from search
  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; as Poplar Forest overseer search
  • overseers; hiring of search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); Overseers at; TJ seeks replacement for search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); superintendent of search
  • Slaughter, Joseph; considered by TJ for employment search